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.
Poland does not expect Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's presence at a December sitting of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Ministerial Council in Łódź, central Poland, a government official has said.
Russia is trying "at all costs" to freeze the war in Ukraine, to halt the Ukrainian offensive and to stop the West's military aid, Poland's president said on Thursday.
Russia, should be cut off from the SWIFT banking system, among other sanctions, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, wrote in a letter to EU leaders which was published on his Facebook account on Friday.
Zbigniew Rau, Poland’s foreign minister and chair of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), flew to Moscow on Monday for talks with Sergei Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, amid fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Polish presidential officials have said that Poland and the US believe that US-Russia talks should reflect the position of the entire North Atlantic Alliance.
Since the start of an escalating migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, Polish authorities have foreseen that Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to capitalise politically on the situation, the director of the National Security Department has said.
The Polish and Russian foreign ministers met on the side-lines of a UN general assembly in New York on Thursday for their first meeting in two years.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced on Friday that Russia will expel five Polish diplomats as a response to Thursday's decision by Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to recognise three Russian diplomats as persona non grata.
Poland’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Russia’s ambassador to Poland demanding that Russia withdraw its decision. Two other diplomats from Sweden and Germany are also reported to have been expelled for apparently attending the protests.