At the meeting of the parliamentary administration and internal affairs committee on Monday, the head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Mariusz Kamiński, and Minister of National Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak, will present information on the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border. It is also an area where a state of emergency was introduced.
According to the Sejm’s work schedule, the meeting of the Parliament’s administration and internal affairs committee on this matter will start at 2 p.m.
State of emergency from September 2
Since the beginning of September, the Border Guard has already recorded over five thousand attempts to illegally cross the Polish border with Belarus. A state of emergency has been in force in the border zone with Belarus since September 2. It covers 183 towns. It was introduced for 30 days under the ordinance of President Andrzej Duda, issued at the request of the Council of Ministers. The government justifies the need to introduce a state of emergency with the situation on the border with Belarus, where Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime is waging a “hybrid war”.
According to the ordinance, in the area covered by the state of emergency it is forbidden for people who do not live there to stay 24 hours a day. The exceptions are persons providing services to public administration offices and their organizational units, staying in these units to settle administrative matters, working for profit in entities conducting business activity in this area, permanently performing economic activity in this area, providing postal, courier and delivery services. and supply and owning real estate in this area.
The ban also does not apply to farmers working on farms, students and their guardians while studying, guardians of children up to 3 years of age, people participating in religious worship, baptisms, weddings, weddings and funerals. It also does not cover emergency services, medical services and people on their way to health care facilities, as well as people going directly to the border crossing or from it to the center of the country.
When asked on Friday about the decision to extend the state of emergency, Maciej Wąsik, deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, said that it would be taken by the president after the prime minister presented the relevant information.
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