Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets have arrived in Poland to conduct joint training exercises alongside allied aircraft from Poland, Spain, and Italy, supported by a team of more than 50 RAF personnel.
It is one of many joint exercises conducted with Polish forces, including the UK’s permanent deployment of hundreds of troops in Poland as part of the UK’s NATO commitment under Operation CABRIT.
The deployment comes ahead of the Warsaw Security Forum this week, of which the UK is the Partner Nation. UK Ministers will use the forum to stress the need to maintain support for Ukraine and keep up the pressure on Russia.
Earlier this year, the UK and Polish foreign secretaries and defence ministers signed a strategic partnership on foreign policy, security and defence – emphasising both countries’ commitment to European security and collective defence through NATO.
Source: UK Gov
NATO soldiers stationed in Poland have paid tribute to the heroes of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising as part of commemorations in the Polish capital.
Last week, a group of Poland-based NATO soldiers, guided by Polish Culture and National Heritage Minister Piotr Gliński, visited the Warsaw Uprising Museum to commemorate the 79th anniversary of that heroic act of resistance. „This is the best way to foster historical knowledge and awareness of the country,” Gliński told reporters.
„Americans, in general, are not familiar with European history, yet they play a very important geopolitical role here as global peacekeepers,” he added.
Sixty-five percent of Poles are in favour of accepting refugees from war-torn Ukraine, according to a new survey. Meanwhile, according to the same study by pollster CBOS, it found that 64 percent of respondents believe that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine poses a direct threat to Poland’s security.
The survey, carried out in September also found that 41 percent of Poles were providing direct support to Ukraine and/or Ukrainians following the Russian invasion, which is now in its 20th month.
Radio Gdańsk has been ranked second among the most opinion-forming bodies of any regional media in August and is also listed as one of the most frequently cited radio stations.
According to the Institute of Media Monitoring, Radio Gdańsk was also the eighth most frequently cited radio station throughout Poland in August 2023 – up eight positions in the ranking – the largest increase of all media. In terms of the number of times the station is quoted in the wider media – only nationwide stations are ahead.
Source: Radio Gdańsk
This is the 550th anniversary of Copernicus’ birth, and a monument in front of the only museum dedicated to him outside Poland, established in 1873 in Rome, Italy – has been restored by a team of Italian conservationists. Led by Susana Sarmati.
The unveiling ceremony took place near the Plaza di Spagna and was attended by the Polish ambassador to Italy, Anna Maria Anders. The Ambassador reminded the gathering that this is the spot where her father, the commander of the 2nd Polish Corps, General Władysław Anders, was welcomed after the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944.
The cost of conservation of the marble monument which bears the inscription „Sol -stat terra movetur”, (meaning the sun is stationary, it is the Earth that moves) was financed by the Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad.
The warm and dry weather continues today with temperatures reaching a pleasant 21 °C, that is 70 °F. The temperature will drop overnight to 14 °C (57 °F) with overcast skies. The outlook for Wednesday is unsettled, cooler and with some rain.