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"Certainly the Jews who tried to fight back were not successful, they got demolished, but it was the desire to do something that clearly was inspiring," CNN's journalist Dana Bash told "Fakty" TVN reporter Marcin Wrona. Together with her colleague from CNN - Wolf Blitzer, Bash took part in Wednesday's commemorations of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 80th anniversary. "I just can’t imagine a mother or a father in a desperate situation like that, having to say goodbye to a kid, to a child, in order to save that child from the Nazi death camps," Wolf Blitzer said.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Israeli President Isaac Herzog and Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday (April 19) commemorated 80 years since several hundred Jewish fighters fought back against the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto by German occupiers during World War Two. The three presidents took part in the central part of the remembrance day by laying wreaths at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw.

Poland has reached an agreement on restarting transit of Ukrainian grains through its territory as of Friday, Polish Agriculture Minister Robert Telus said on Tuesday, adding transits would be monitored and sealed. Ukraine's First Deputy Prime Minister Yulia Svyrydenko said in Warsaw that Ukrainian exporters would respect terms of deal with Poland.

At least 182 surveillance antennas have been located at the roofs of Russian embassies across Europe, according to the cross-border ESPIOMATS investigation carried out by European journalists. Russian Embassy in Warsaw is among said facilites, and so is the residential building hosting Russian diplomats in the city's Lower Mokotów neighbourhood. "This roof is a Russian SIGINT nest," said one of the experts quoted by the report authors.

A time capsule has been buried next to the seat of the emerging Warsaw Ghetto Museum. The ceremony took place on Tuesday (April 18) in the gardens of the former Bersohn and Bauman Children's Hospital. "The best way to institutionalize memory is to create wise and friendly institutions that educate and establish dialogue. Thanks to them, we can look towards the future with hope," Poland's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prof. Piotr Gliński said during the ceremony.

"In many ways this hall is full circle. Take the Warner brothers – they were from a little town in south-central Poland, they came to America with nothing, they build a global- stature movie house and film house. And now, their country of origin, here at POLIN Museum, is celebrating them," U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski told "Fakty" TVN correspondent Marcin Wrona on Monday (April 17). A new section of the Legacy Gallery has been opened at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. It tells the story of the famous Warner brothers who, after emigrating from Poland to the United States, established the legendary film studios. Warner Bros. is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding.

Core inflation in March 2023 in Poland was at 12.3% year on year - according to a statement released by the National Bank of Poland on Monday (April 17). This is the highest-ever core inflation recorded in Poland. In February this year, this indicator stood at 12%.

A symbolic grave, which is also a monument to the members of Oneg Shabbat group, was unveiled on Friday (April 14) at the Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw. "This glass commemoration we are unveiling today refers in its form to the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto. But at the same time, it is a wall through which one can see the world. It is a wall that separates, but does not obscure this day and the future, life and death, the world and the netherworld," Poland's Deputy Minister of Culture and National Heritage Jarosław Sellin said during the unveiling ceremony.

Inflation in Poland remains in double digits, way above the central bank's target. According to the country's Central Statistical Office (Statistics Poland), the highest year-on-year spike was recorded in the price of sugar, heating, milk, and eggs. There are, however, some products which became less expensive.

In his address to the lower house of parliament, Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau presented the principles and objectives of Poland’s foreign policy for 2023. "We know better than others that the future of Europe cannot be built on a compromise between freedom and enslavement, but only after rejecting imperial traditions," he said. Minister Rau added that "since 2007, when Russian President Vladimir Putin took the floor at the Munich Security Conference, policies pursued by Russia posed the greatest threat to peace in Europe".

The European Commission will continue to issue calls for payment of the 1-million-euro-per-day penalty it has imposed on Poland for not complying with a Court of Justice of the EU ruling. Poland's EU Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk asked the EU executive last year to suspend the imposition of the fines. In 2021, the EU high court ordered Poland to suspend the application of disciplinary rules for judges.

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, currently on a visit to the United States, said in a tweet that "the Evil Empire has been reborn in the East". "Russian barbarians threaten not only Ukraine. They threaten all of Europe and the whole free world," he added. After meeting with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris yesterday in Washington on Wednesday (April 12) the prime minister visited Lockheed Martin Aeronautics site in Marietta, Georgia, as well as U.S. Army Depot in Anniston, Alabama.

Poland's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, Mariusz Błaszczak, on Wednesday (April 12) watched military drills, including soldiers practicing in Abrams tanks. "These forces will be tasked with closing the so-called Brest Gate, that is establishing of an impenetrable bulwark," he said during the event. Inspector of Land Forces of the Armed Forces General Command, General Maciej Jabłoński, announced that the first batch of M1A1 Abrams tanks ordered by Poland would be at the military's disposal in mid-2023.

Polish farmers attempted to block a broad railway track in Hrubieszów (Lublin Voivodeship) used for transporting grain from Ukraine across the border. The protesters were carrying white-and-red flags and banners saying, for instance, "Ukrainian wheat, Polish fertilizers and oil will end Polish farmers!!!". The police intervened and prevented the farmers from entering the tracks.

The United States' commitment to its NATO allies is ironclad said U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris during a meeting with Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Tuesday (April 11) in Washington. Morawiecki said the two countries stand together in the defense of the freedom of the Ukrainian people.

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday trimmed its 2023 global growth outlook slightly as higher interest rates cool activity but warned that a severe flare-up of financial system turmoil could slash output to near recessionary levels. According to the latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF also said that Poland's projected average annual CPI inflation will be at 11.9%, while global GDP growth is to decelerate down to 2.8% in 2023.

Warsaw City Hall has launched a campaign raising awareness of the problem of patients missing doctor appointments. In 2022, the city recorded nearly 300,000 of such cases. Furthermore, the solution to this problem is very simple - one phone call is enough to cancel or reschedule.

Polish police reported 21 deaths and 203 people injured in road accidents during Easter holidays. Furthermore, Robert Opas of Polish Traffic Police informed that nearly 1,200 drunk drivers had been detained in that period. This year's overall statistics resemble those from the 2022 Easter break.