Latest Andrzej Duda News

UK to supply tanks; Russian missiles hit across Ukraine

Jan. 14, 2023 13:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday promised to provide tanks and artillery systems to Ukraine, amid renewed missile attacks by Moscow targeting multiple Ukrainian cities for the first time in nearly two weeks. Five people were killed and 39 wounded in the...

Poland lawmakers back law intended to release EU funds

Jan. 13, 2023 10:50 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s legislators voted Friday to approve a new law on judicial accountability that the government hopes will meet European Union expectations and help unfreeze billions of euros in pandemic recovery funds for the country. Brussels suspended the aid for...

Poland to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine, if others do, too

Jan. 11, 2023 11:06 AM EST

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Poland has decided to send a company of Leopard tanks to help neighboring Ukraine in the war with invading Russia, President Andrzej Duda said Wednesday. But Duda, on a visit to Lviv, said that the move would be possible only as an element in a larger...

Polish leaders meet, discuss further support for Ukraine

Jan. 09, 2023 16:13 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s President Andrzej Duda met Monday with the prime minister and some of his ministers to discuss security issues amid the war in neighboring Ukraine, including Kyiv's request for delivery of Western-made heavy battle tanks. After the meeting, top...

Polish leader at Hanukkah thanks Jews for aiding Ukrainians

Dec. 19, 2022 14:28 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president led a Hanukkah ceremony on Monday where he paid tribute to Jewish communities in Poland and worldwide for the help they have extended to Ukrainian refugees this year. Poland borders Ukraine to the west and has accepted millions of refugees,...

Ukraine president again presses West for advanced weapons

Dec. 12, 2022 17:12 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pressed Western leaders again on Monday to provide more advanced weapons to help his country in its war with Russia, and he repeated his calls for Russian forces to withdraw from occupied areas of Ukraine, suggesting Christmas as a date...

First delivery of S. Korean heavy weapons comes to Poland

Dec. 06, 2022 07:16 AM EST

GDYNIA, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and the country's defense minister on Tuesday took delivery of a first shipment of tanks and howitzers from South Korea, hailing the swift implementation of a deal signed in the summer in the face of the war in neighboring Ukraine. ...

Poland upsets some by rebuffing German air defense system

Nov. 24, 2022 17:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government says an anti-missile system which Germany offered to send to Poland should instead go to Ukraine, a proposal that is a likely non-starter for Berlin because it would significantly ratchet up NATO involvement in Ukraine. Poland's...

Polish leader briefs Russian pranksters posing as Macron

Nov. 22, 2022 11:06 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russian comedians pretending to be the French president tricked the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, into giving them sensitive information after a missile exploded in eastern Poland last week. Duda’s office confirmed on Tuesday that he was put through last...

Russia launches missile barrage on Ukraine as 1st snow falls

Nov. 17, 2022 17:30 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian airstrikes targeted Ukraine’s energy facilities again Thursday as the first snow of the season fell in Kyiv, a harbinger of the hardship to come if Moscow’s missiles continue to take out power and gas plants as winter descends. Separately, the...