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Two amateur pilots fly private plane loaded with supplies for displaced Ukrainian people

Two amateur pilots are flying to Poland in a small private plane loaded with supplies for displaced Ukrainian people. Dick Beath and Georg Gruber set off from Corsham with medical and sanitary supplies. Before take off, Mr Beath said although there was a little apprehension, the trip’s “imponderables” were those most pilots came across on […]

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Poland’s Karolina Bielawska crowned 70th Miss World amid calls for peace in Ukraine

Poland’s Karolina Bielawska was crowned the 70th Miss World on Wednesday, with contestants and organizers expressing solidarity with Ukrainians during an on-stage candle tribute at the televised finale. Bielawska, who works as a model and is studying for a master’s degree, claimed the title in Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan, three months after the contest […]

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Prime Ministers of Poland, Slovenia and Czech Republic meet Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv

Ukraine has praised the courage of three European leaders who made a long, hazardous journey by rail from Poland to Kyiv in a show of support as the city came under further Russian attack. The prime ministers of Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic met Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday evening as a curfew […]

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Dozens killed in Russian missile attack at Ukraine army base outside the city of Lviv near Poland

Russian troops have launched multiple air raids on a large Ukrainian military facility outside the western city of Lviv near the Polish border, Ukrainian officials said, in what appeared to be the westernmost attack since Moscow launched an invasion on February 24. Russia “launched an air strike on the International Centre for Peacekeeping and Security”, […]

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United States blocks Poland’s offer to send MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

The United States has rejected Poland’s offer to send its MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine via a US airbase in Germany, saying the proposal raised “serious concerns” for the entire NATO alliance. Warsaw made the surprise offer on Tuesday amid repeated appeals from Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for more warplanes to replenish his country’s air […]

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United States working on deal to supply fighter jets from Poland to Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said the United States is working on a deal with Poland to supply Ukraine with jets amid Russia’s invasion. “We are looking actively now at the question of airplanes that Poland may provide to Ukraine and looking at how we might be able to backfill should Poland decide to […]

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American actor Sean Penn walked to Polish border to leave Ukraine

American actor Sean Penn says he and his colleagues ditched their car on their way out of Ukraine. The actor, activist and director was reportedly in the country working on a documentary when Russian forces invaded. Penn recently tweeted a photo in which he appeared to be walking a road with his luggage amid a […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Poland to boycott World Cup play-off against Russia

Poland will boycott their World Cup play-off against Russia because of the invasion of Ukraine, with captain Robert Lewandowski saying “we can’t pretend that nothing is happening”. Polish football association president Cezary Kulesza has said the team “does not intend” to play the game. Russia are due to host Poland in Moscow on 24 March, […]

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Dutch woman detained in Poland for giving Nazi salute at Auschwitz death camp

A Dutch tourist has been detained in Poland for giving the Nazi salute at the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, local police say. The 29-year-old woman made the gesture in front of the Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free) gate. The woman who has not been named was later charged with engaging […]

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Belarus changes tactics on border crisis with Poland

Poland said Belarus changed tactics in the border crisis by now directing smaller groups of people to multiple points along the European Union’s eastern frontier. Though there have been signs of the crisis easing, the defence minister, Mariusz Błaszczak, said he expected the border showdown to continue for some time. Polish border guards reported new […]

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Germany suspends approval for Nord Stream 2 pipeline soaring gas prices across Europe

Natural gas prices in Europe soared on Tuesday after Germany confirmed that it has suspended the process of certifying a controversial new Russian gas pipeline called Nord Stream 2. The German energy market regulator said in a statement that it could not certify Nord Stream 2 as an independent operator because the company was based […]

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Belarus-Poland Border Tensions: President Putin warns Lukashenko over gas threat to Europe

Belarus’s threat to cut off gas supplies to Europe would be a breach of contract with Russia, President Vladimir Putin has warned. In a television interview, Mr Putin said President Alexander Lukashenko may have made the threat in a fit of temper. Mr Lukashenko is facing new sanctions over a growing migrant crisis at the […]