Developments in Ukraine, anti-Semitic incidents in Germany, Poland on the eve of its Independence Day and the announcement of the Polish squad that will compete in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar were among the topics of the issue of World News Thursday.
Russian authorities have ordered their troops to withdraw from Kherson, but it remains to be seen whether this decision is real or just another Russian ploy. Our correspondent Aleksandra Marchewicz is currently in Kharkiv and has the latest report. Aleksandra, what is the situation on the ground?
US midterms, aid to Ukraine
Continued US support for the Ukrainian war effort was a key issue in many midterm campaigns. Republicans, who are expected to win a narrow majority in the House, are apparently opposed to sending more funding and aid to Ukraine, but the case is not as clear cut as it seems.
EU Defense Strengthening
The European Commission has announced measures to improve the bloc’s cyber defense capabilities and to simplify and speed up the crossing of internal borders by troops. Under the plan, member states would assess whether heavy military equipment will be allowed to use their transport infrastructure.
Polish-Lithuanian presidential meeting in Warsaw
The agenda for Thursday’s meeting between Polish President Andrzej Duda and his Lithuanian counterpart Gitanas Nausėda included key issues such as regional security, support for Ukraine and bilateral cooperation. The talks took place at the Belvedere Palace in Warsaw. The meeting opens the Lithuanian President’s two-day state visit to Poland.
Antisemitic incidents on the anniversary of Kristallnacht
Germany has just celebrated the anniversary of Kristallnacht. 84 years after the tragic events that claimed the lives of nearly 100 Jews, the country is once again experiencing an upsurge in anti-Semitic incidents.
Update of the Solidarity Transport Division
Poland is set to build the Solidarity Transport Hub, an infrastructure megaproject aimed at bringing air, land and rail transport together under one roof, so to speak. Today, the company coordinating the construction project signed a contract to appoint a master architect for the new airport.
Poland Independence Day
Friday marks the 104th anniversary of Poland’s independence. The holiday, which coincides with the day of the signing of the armistice ending World War I, is proudly celebrated by Poles at home and abroad.
Greece is heating up
Public and private sector workers in Greece have gone on a 24-hour strike over taxes and wages as soaring energy prices have sent the cost of living soaring. Brief clashes erupted in Athens and Thessaloniki on Wednesday as thousands took to the streets to demand higher wages amid runaway inflation.
The impressive art collection belonging to the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been auctioned in New York for a whopping $1.5 billion, the highest amount ever raised in a single art auction. The collection includes works by Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cézanne.
Poland’s 2022 World Cup squad revealed
The squad sheet has arrived – the final squad that will represent Poland at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been revealed. Polish national football team coach Czesław Michniewicz has announced the list of 26 players who will face the world’s best in less than two weeks.