The ministry said: “Russia's unprovoked and unlawful aggression against Ukraine has revealed the immediate need to increase military spending. Poland will increase expenditures for this purpose within the budget from 2.2 percent GDP in 2022 to 3 percent GDP in 2023. We believe that the watershed moment requiring a change in the EU security and defence has come and we need to put defence at the top of our priorities.”
PKN Orlen, Poland’s state-owned fuel company, will quit using Russian oil should further sanctions on its import be imposed, the company’s CEO, Daniel Obajtek, said on Wednesday.
The Baltic states and Poland oppose the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes at the Paris 2024 Olympics, even under a neutral flag, the Latvian foreign minister has said.
The foreign ministers of Poland and the three Baltic states have signed a joint declaration on tightening security cooperation in the region.
According to a January-held CBOS survey, 79 percent of Poles think that Russia's war in Ukraine poses a threat to Poland's security.
Poland's deputy prime minister and agriculture minister has said that the whole European Union should be involved in helping Kyiv with grain exports to alleviate the burden taken in this respect by the countries neighbouring Ukraine.
Russian propaganda is claiming that Poland has plans to seize part of Ukrainian territory, a senior government security official has said.
Poland's permanent representative at the EU has met with the ambassadors of Japan, Ukraine, Estonia, Finland and Lithuania to discuss assistance for Ukraine and sanctions on Russia.
Joe Biden could visit Poland during a trip to Europe he may make to mark the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the CNN and NBC News channels reported on Thursday, citing US government sources.
In order to help Ukraine win its war with Russia, a huge arms factory must be built in Poland as the current model of arms donations is unviable in the long term, the chair of the British parliament's defence committee said on Thursday.