An investigative team of the Polish National Prosecutor's Office has filed to a Warsaw court for the temporary arrest of three Russian air traffic controllers who were on duty at the time when a Polish presidential plane crashed in Smolensk over 10 years ago.
The prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, the four countries that make up the regional Visegrad Group (V4), in a joint statement urged Russia to carry out a thorough investigation into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki welcomed his Visegrad Group (V4) counterparts in Lublin, eastern Poland, on Friday noon, before a meeting planned to focus on the forthcoming extraordinary EU summit and the situations in Belarus and Russia.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Wednesday assessed that the continuation of work by Germany and Russia on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was a mistake of great calibre.
Russia should face very strong sanctions following the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and Germany should drop support for a controversial Russian gas link, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki told Bloomberg in an interview broadcast on Tuesday.
Poland does not consent to the Russian Federation seeing Belarus as being in its sphere of influence and Poland's role is to keep Belarus on the EU agenda, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, Michal Dworczyk, told a local radio station on Tuesday.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, in a Thursday tweet on the poisoning of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, wrote that "we are dealing with a hostile regime."
Polish diplomats will not be allowed to lay flowers at a building that once was the local headquarters of the dreaded Soviet secret police NKVD, charge d'affaires of the Polish Embassy in Moscow Jacek Sladewski said.
The EU should demand from the Russian government an "internationalisation" of the investigation into an attempt to poison Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said in Berlin on Friday.
The situation in Belarus has been evolving in a negative direction and it seems that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been adopting a tougher stance, according to Polish presidential aide Krzysztof Szczerski.