The Polish President, along with other world leaders, attends the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. Meanwhile, Russian-installed authorities in some regions of Ukraine are pushing for a referendum that would lead to annexation by the Russian Federation.
Duda attends UN session
The Polish President, along with other world leaders, attends the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The three-day session will focus primarily on the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Andrzej Duda stressed that his visit was aimed at promoting more support for Poland’s neighbor.
Meeting in Brussels
The EU’s General Affairs Council met in Brussels to discuss preparations for the forthcoming European Council summit. Other important items on the agenda included the anti-corruption framework and post-Brexit EU-UK relations.
Illegal referendum rush
Large parts of the Cherson region fell into Russian hands as early as March. Now, as Ukraine’s counteroffensive advances, Russian-installed authorities in the region are pushing for a referendum that would lead to annexation by the Russian Federation.
Niedźwiedź 22 drills
The Polish Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister has traveled to observe the joint military exercise Niedźwiedź 22 (“Bear 22”).
Visa ban for Russians
Four of Russia’s five EU neighbors closed their borders to most Russian citizens on Monday. It comes in response to Russia’s broad domestic support for the war in Ukraine. As the Estonian Prime Minister said: Traveling to the European Union is a privilege, not a human right.
Belarusian repression of journalism
The trial of Andrzej Poczobut, a Belarusian journalist who has been in prison for a year and a half, has been postponed again. It is important to emphasize that there are dozens of cases of persecuted journalists like him in Belarus.
Germany faces energy problems
Following Monday’s radioactive leak at Germany’s Isar 2 nuclear power plant, concerns about energy security in the country are growing again. German authorities stress that the leak is not a safety issue, but the plant will be forced to suspend operations until the problem is fixed.
Social unrest in Iran
Iranian security forces cracked down on protesters across the country over the death of a young woman in the custody of so-called morality police.
Porcelain bothers me the most
War not only affects people, but also always leads to considerable damage to property and property. An ongoing exhibition at the Royal Castle in Warsaw features porcelain ware that was destroyed in World War II.
Ukraine will be represented in Qatar
Poland forward Robert Lewandowski received the captain’s armband in the colors of Ukraine from former representative and coach Andriy Shevchenko. He will wear it during the World Cup in Qatar.