Poland wants the EU to impose a tough new sanctions package on Russia, a Polish deputy foreign minister has said.
Poland is disappointed with the lack of progress at agreement on a new list of new EU sanctions on Russia, the Polish ambassador to the EU has said.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has criticised the Austrian foreign minister for apparently calling for weakened sanctions on Moscow, saying he was "breaking up European unity".
The Polish government’s spokesman has denounced a call by the Austrian foreign minister to ease Western sanctions imposed on Moscow for invading Ukraine.
A Polish deputy foreign minister has dismissed as "completely absurd" a statement by Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg criticising Poland's decision to refuse Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, permission to attend an OSCE meeting in Poland last year.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said that a ninth package of sanctions adopted by the European Council shows the reliability and unity of the EU.
Poland will call for even tougher sanctions on Russia, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, said before an EU summit on Thursday.
Poland is pushing for sanctions against Russia to be as extensive as possible and, above all, realistic, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister said in Brussels on Wednesday.
The EU will probably pass a new packet of sanctions on Russia on Friday, Poland's ambassador to the EU has said.
The EU affairs ministers of Poland, Estonia and Lithuania have backed the EU's proposal to set a USD 60 price cap per barrel on Russian oil.