Polish Deputy Defence Minister says „No reason to allow Russians fleeing Putin’s draft into Poland”

A Polish deputy defence minister has cautioned against opening borders to Russian citizens fleeing Vladimir Putin’s call-up for the invasion of Ukraine.

The minister told private broadcaster Polsat News: “Such an operation may represent an ideal opportunity for Russia’s security services to trick countries into admitting foreign agents posing as deserters or refugees.”

He noted that Poland and the Baltic states had recently moved to limit entry of Russian citizens through their borders, in the interests of national security. He added that those fleeing the mobilisation had not left Russia earlier and “weren’t protesting when mass graves were being discovered” in Ukraine.

Source – Polskie Radio


POLAND’S JOBLESS RATE DOWN TO 4.8 PERCENT IN AUGUST

Poland’s unemployment rate fell to a 30-year low of 4.8 percent in August, the country’s statistics office reported on Friday. There were around 806,900 people without jobs across the nation at the end of August, compared with 810,200 a month earlier.

Poland’s Family and Social Policy Minister said in a statement that the “historically low” jobless rate in August stemmed not only from a summer up-tick in job offers, but “above all from government policies” to support employers and protect jobs.

The EU’s Eurostat statistics agency, which uses a different methodology, estimated at the start of September that unemployment in Poland was a modest 2.6 percent in July, the second-lowest rate in the 27-nation European Union.

Source – Polskie Radio


POLAND WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM START WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH WIN

Poland’s women’s volleyball team beat Croatia 3:1 in their opening match at the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championships. Poland’s remaining opponents in Pool B of the tournament are Thailand, South Korea, Dominican Republic and Turkey. They will play these teams on home soil, in Gdańsk. Coached by Italy’s Stefano Lavarini and led by captain Joanna Wołosz, Poland next face Thailand on Tuesday night. Twenty-four teams will battle it out for the world title; medal candidates include Italy, defending champions Serbia and Brazil.

Source – Polskie Radio


TWO MEN FINED FOR DISOBEYING CABIN CREW INSTRUCTIONS ON FLIGHT TO GDAŃSK

Two men travelling on a flight on Thursday from Bergen, in Norway, to Gdansk have been fined after they refused to follow instructions from cabin crew. According to border guards stationed at the airport, two polish men, a 28 year old and 38 year old, disregarded cabin crew’s instructions and put on the under-seat life jackets despite there being no threat to the safety of the aircraft. Both men were escorted from the plane when it landed and were fined 500 zloty for their behaviour.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


Weather

Today will be cloudy with sunny spells in a gentle breeze and temperatures of 15 degrees centigrade (59 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and 7 degrees overnight. Tomorrow remain cloudy in a gentle breeze and temperatures of 16 degrees again during the day and 8 degrees overnight.

Martin Caren/pb

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