In Warsaw Park, Ukraine’s Teen Refugees Hang Out and Hang On

Some fled to Poland’s capital alone. All feel deeply uneasy about the future. For the young Ukrainians packing into Poland’s capital, a park offers a place where they can try to cope, together.

#parenting, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #ukraine, #warsaw-poland

Poland Shows the Risks for Women When Abortion Is Banned

Poland’s abortion ban has had many unintended consequences. One is that doctors are sometimes afraid to remove fetuses or administer cancer treatment to save women’s lives.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #czech-republic, #germany, #law-and-justice-poland, #law-and-legislation, #netherlands, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #roman-catholic-church, #slovakia, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

As Ukraine Fights, Does the E.U. Owe It Membership?

Brussels supports Kyiv’s battle against Russia, but gaining full membership to the bloc could take years. Is there another way to bind Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia to Europe?

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Treasury Secretary Yellen Looks to Get Global Tax Deal Back on Track

The Treasury secretary is traveling to Warsaw, Brussels and Bonn, Germany, this week at an uncertain time for the global economy.

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I Just Want My Kid to Learn Algebra. Does That Make Me a Culture Warrior?

Americans still underperform in math. That, not debates about testing and social emotional learning, should be our focus.

#critical-race-theory, #dispatch-the-web-site, #internal-sub-only-nl, #manhattan-institute, #mathematics, #national-assessment-of-educational-progress, #poland, #program-for-international-student-assessment, #rufo-christopher-f

Roe Inspired Activists Worldwide, Who May Be Rethinking Strategy

Feminist movements in some countries similarly sought abortion protections in their courts, but for others, the goal was legislative change.

#abortion, #argentina, #colombia, #law-and-legislation, #mexico, #poland, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states, #womens-rights

A Crumbling Russian ‘Spyville’ Returns to Polish Hands

A Warsaw housing complex built in the 1970s and rented by Russia was reputed to be a nest of spies. The city’s government has seized the site and pledged to hand it over to the Ukrainian community.

#diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #kgb, #poland, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #warsaw-poland

Russia’s gas cutoff to Poland and Bulgaria should be manageable, analysts say.

Poland’s gas storage facilities are 75 percent full, and it has been working for years to avoid being held to ransom by Moscow over energy.

#bulgaria, #gazprom, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #poland, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Russia Cuts Off a Major Supply of Natural Gas to Poland

Poland gets more than 45 percent of its natural gas from Russia, most of it through a single pipeline that will no longer make deliveries to the country.

#gazprom, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #pipelines, #poland, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Seeking Arms for Ukraine, Pentagon Buyers Scour Eastern European Factories

Soviet-designed ammunition is part of the ‘life blood’ for Ukrainian troops fighting Russia, and the United States is keeping it flowing.

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Warsaw’s Welcome Mat Risks Fraying Under Strain of a New Refugee Surge

Warsaw gladly and proudly accepted 300,000 Ukrainians fleeing the war. But as the Polish capital braces for a new wave of refugees, its mayor warns that the city is “at capacity.”

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What the U.S. and the U.N. Should Do to Help Ukraine

Readers urge stronger measures. Also: Past and present in Europe; the Kushner deal; dealing with anxiety; a school challenge; a revealing quiz.

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War in Ukraine Disrupts Education of Millions of Children

The country’s teachers are doing their best to provide lessons for the millions of school-age children whose education has been interrupted.

#children-and-childhood, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #save-the-children, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ketanji Brown Jackson Has an ‘African’ Name. I Wish We Knew More About It.

Its unspecified origin leaves a linguistic shoe undropped.

#equatorial-guinea, #ghana, #internal-sub-only-nl, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #language-and-languages, #poland, #roots-tv-program, #russia, #supreme-court-us

Some Ukrainian Refugees Are Returning Home, Despite the Risks

A growing number of families, convinced the war could last for years, have decided that facing danger at home is better than life as a refugee.

#czech-republic, #europe, #lviv-ukraine, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Putin Knows What He’s Doing With Ukraine’s Refugees. This Is the World’s Big Test.

The response to Ukrainian refugees is a test of European solidarity.

#asylum-right-of, #europe, #humanitarian-aid, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #moldova, #poland, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #romania, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #warsaw-poland

Would Putin Strike NATO Supply Lines to Ukraine? History Suggests No.

From the Soviets in Afghanistan to the U.S. in Korea, Moscow and Washington have often chosen not to attack the countries aiding their enemies.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #romania, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden’s Barbed Remark About Putin: A Slip or a Veiled Threat?

The conclusion of Mr. Biden’s speech on Saturday was a reminder of how precarious diplomacy can be when bombs are already dropping.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #warsaw-poland, #zelensky-volodymyr

Biden Calls Putin a Butcher After Meeting With Ukraine Refugees

His comment came as he visited a stadium in Warsaw where the Polish authorities are assisting the waves of people who are fleeing Ukraine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #duda-andrzej-1972, #humanitarian-aid, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Just Weeks After Fleeing Ukraine, Woman Wins Jerusalem Marathon

Valentyna Vereteska fled from Mykolaiv, Ukraine, to Poland with her 11-year-old daughter a month ago.

#jerusalem-israel, #krakow-poland, #marathon-running, #mykolaiv-ukraine, #poland, #running, #ukraine

Long on Europe’s Fringe, Poland Takes Center Stage as War Rages in Ukraine

Poland’s right-wing populist government has been embraced by both Brussels and Washington as a linchpin of Western solidarity and security.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #european-union, #kaczynski-jaroslaw, #law-and-justice-poland, #poland, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Poland Wins European Tree of the Year After Russia Is Banned

After Russia was banned from the European Tree of the Year competition, organizers reflected on how a celebration of trees became tangled up in global politics.

#belarus, #computer-security, #europe, #european-parliament, #great-britain, #poland, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #santiago-de-compostela-spain, #spain, #trees-and-shrubs, #turgenev-ivan, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-heritage-sites

A Town on Ukraine’s Edge, Determined to Escape Its Past

Przemysl’s history has been intertwined with war. This time, like much of Poland, it wants to do things differently.

#animals, #defense-and-military-forces, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #politics-and-government, #przemysl-poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Biden to Ask Allies for More Aggressive Sanctions on Russia

A summit meeting in Brussels is expected to focus on ways to put added pressure on Moscow.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #duda-andrzej-1972, #group-of-seven, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

War in Ukraine Prompts a Political Makeover in Poland

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland’s de facto leader and longtime scourge of E.U. unity, is portraying himself as a standard-bearer of European solidarity in defense of Ukraine and democratic values.

#defense-and-military-forces, #european-union, #kaczynski-jaroslaw, #law-and-justice-poland, #orban-viktor, #poland, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Zelensky Urges More Leaders to Visit Kyiv After Visit by 3 NATO Leaders

The leaders from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia “fear nothing,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said, and he urged other leaders to make similar visits.

#czech-republic, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #kyiv-ukraine, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #slovenia, #telegram-llc, #ukraine, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Two Refugees, Both on Poland’s Border. But Worlds Apart.

A young man fleeing war in Sudan and a young woman evacuating Ukraine crossed into Poland at the same time. They had very different experiences.

#belarus, #belarus-poland-border-crisis-2021, #darfur-sudan, #defense-and-military-forces, #european-union, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #poland, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Booms, Smoke and Fire Signal Horror of Russian Attack on Base

Residents of a town near Poland’s border awoke to frightful sounds and an awareness they were no longer safe.

#military-bases-and-installations, #poland, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Russia. Invasion. And Poland’s Very Long Memory.

In Poland, people watch the unthinkable in Ukraine and worry about the future.

#asylum-right-of, #immigration-and-emigration, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Parents Relying on Ukraine Surrogates Desperately Seek Their Newborns

The Russian invasion has disrupted a thriving hub of legal commercial surrogacy. Some couples are risking trips into the war zone to get their children.

#babies-and-infants, #canada, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #in-vitro-fertilization, #kyiv-ukraine, #lviv-ukraine, #national-public-radio, #parenting, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #premature-babies, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rescues, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #surrogate-motherhood, #tampa-fla, #turkey

Europe’s Trains Take Fighters to Ukraine, and Bring Back Refugees

Built up over 150 years of conflicts that defined modern-day Europe, railways have played a central role in the continent’s peacetime integration. Now they’re back on a war footing.

#czech-republic, #europe, #poland, #prague-czech-republic, #railroads, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Poland’s Tourism Industry Is Helping Ukrainian Refugees

As Ukrainians flood into Poland, the travel industry has become part of an effort to supply transportation, accommodations and more to people fleeing the Russian invasion.

#airbnb, #buses, #germany, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #twitter, #ukraine

Poland’s Fraught Offer: Fighter Jets for Ukraine, but Only Through U.S. Hands

Neither Poland nor the United States wants to make itself — or NATO — a target of Russia. And providing MIG fighters might cross over Putin’s invisible line.

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Poles Welcome Ukrainian Refugees, Unlike in Last Border Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Polish families have opened their homes to refugees from Ukraine, a sharp contrast to the country’s response to a different crisis last fall at the border with Belarus.

#humanitarian-aid, #immigration-and-emigration, #poland, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

I Left Ukraine 20 Years Ago. But It Never Left M

Departure, however final it seems, is not forever.

#immigration-and-emigration, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

‘Falling Into Emptiness’: Ukrainian Families Feel the Pain of Separation

With most Ukrainian men legally prohibited from leaving Ukraine, the international border gates serve as a painful filter, splitting families as women and children move on.

#children-and-childhood, #defense-and-military-forces, #immigration-and-emigration, #poland, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #women-and-girls

As Russia Pounds Ukraine, NATO Countries Rush In Javelins and Stingers

The American weapons are part of a $350 million package that President Biden authorized on Saturday.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #milley-mark-a, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

Putin’s War to Bring Ukraine to Heel Unites Eastern Europe in Alarm

Many countries fear that the Russian leader’s efforts to turn back the clock and reclaim a sphere of influence lost at the end of the Cold War could spell disaster for them.

#eastern-europe, #ilves-toomas-hendrik, #morawiecki-mateusz, #orban-viktor, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ukraine War Sets Off Europe’s Fastest Migration in Decades

At least 660,000 people, mostly women and children, fled Ukraine in the five days after Russia invaded — the most intense wave of European migration since at least the 1990s.

#immigration-and-emigration, #moldova, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Putin Has Made Sure the World Will Never Be the Same

Putin’s war has ensured the world will never be the same.

#china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #xi-jinping

At the Polish Border, Tens of Thousands of Ukrainian Refugees

They have been warmly welcomed in a country whose border guards last year beat back mostly Afghan and Middle Eastern migrants with batons.

#belarus-poland-border-crisis-2021, #european-union, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

U.S. Troops in Poland Prepare for Arrival of Refugees From Ukraine

Processing centers near the border will help deal with tens of thousands of people, including Americans, who are expected to flee neighboring Ukraine.

#poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #ukraine, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

U.S. Troops in Poland Brace for Possible Ukrainian Evacuees

Tens of thousands of people, including Americans, could flee across the border if Russia launches a full invasion of Ukraine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts

U.S. Army Troops Arrive in Poland to Reassure Allies

Nearly 5,000 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division are now in Poland in response to the Russian deployments on Ukraine’s borders.

#defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

On the Edge of a Polish Forest, Where Some of Putin’s Darkest Fears Lurk

A U.S. missile facility in Poland is at the heart of an issue animating the Kremlin’s calculations over whether to go to war against Ukraine.

#defense-and-military-forces, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #romania, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Top European Court Rules E.U. Can Freeze Aid to Poland and Hungary

In a landmark decision, the European Court of Justice cleared the way for the bloc to cut billions in aid on the grounds that members are eroding rule-of-law checks and balances.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #decisions-and-verdicts, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-commission, #european-court-of-justice, #european-union, #hungary, #orban-viktor, #poland, #politics-and-government, #stimulus-economic

E.U. Cuts Payments to Poland in Dispute Over Unpaid Fines

For the first time, the E.U. executive arm said it would divert millions in grants to a member country to cover unpaid fines, escalating a confrontation despite jitters over Ukraine.

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In Responses to Russia, U.S. Stands Firm on Who Can Join NATO

In responses to Moscow’s security demands, the U.S. and NATO rejected a demand that Ukraine never join the alliance but offered more transparency on missile deployments in Eastern Europe.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #peace-process, #poland, #romania, #russia, #strategic-arms-reduction-treaty, #treaties, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

For Some of Ukraine’s Neighbors, ‘Defend Europe’ Has Another Meaning

For the populist leaders of Poland and Hungary, Russia’s saber-rattling on the border with Ukraine takes a back seat to domestic politics and issues like immigration.

#defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #european-union, #hungary, #immigration-and-emigration, #morawiecki-mateusz, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #orban-viktor, #poland, #politics-and-government, #russia, #ukraine

The New Wave of Holocaust Revisionism

Holocaust distortion is a threat to memory.

#concentration-camps, #history-academic-subject, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #poland