More and more world leaders see the need to impose stricter sanctions on Russia, especially an embargo on imports of hydrocarbons, Poland's president said after online talks with US President Joe Biden and the leaders of the Nato, EU and G7 countries.
The presidents of Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine have issued a joint declaration condemning Russia's recognition of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.
Scheduled for March 24th, Poland’s match in Moscow has been left hanging by a thread after Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into Ukraine earlier this week. Citing concerns for the safety of their squad, the Polish FA have asked FIFA to reconsider where the game will be played.
Speaking on behalf of the Polish chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a Polish deputy foreign minister has described Russia's actions towards Ukraine as a blatant violation of international law and OSCE obligations.
The government spokesperson has stated that the steps taken by Polish diplomacy are designed to make sanctions on Russia as far-reaching as possible.
Warsaw will host a summit of the 'Bucharest Nine' format presidents, who will meet on Friday to discuss Ukraine and the security situation in Central and Eastern Europe, according to a presidential official.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has welcomed a decision by the German chancellor to halt the certification of the Nord Stream 2 Russia-Germany gas pipeline following Moscow's recognition of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.
Zbigniew Rau, the Polish foreign minister, warned that Russia's recognition of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine can undermine the international "security architecture."
Poland's prime minister on Monday called Russia's recognition of two breakaway republics in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region as independent states "a crass violation of international law."
Russian recognition of the independence of Ukraine's two breakaway regions is a confirmation of the occupation of the country, Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Andrii Deshchytsia has said.