Senators Jan Maria Jackowski and Marcin Bosacki in “Fakty po Faktach” commented on the crisis at the Polish-Belarusian border and the extraordinary session of the Sejm connected with it. – We did not hear any new ideas from the prime minister or the government on how to protect this border. For that, we heard three thanks to the Prime Minister for President Kaczyński – said Bosacki. Jackowski assessed that, inter alia, in the geopolitical and political sense, we are dealing with a “historical moment”.
The guests of the Tuesday edition of “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 were senators: Jan Maria Jackowski (PiS club) and Marcin Bosacki (Civic Coalition). The conversation took place during an extraordinary session of the Sejm in connection with the crisis situation on the Polish-Belarusian border.
In the program, senators commented on the statements of the Prime Minister and ministers of the Ministry of Interior and Administration and the Ministry of National Defense. They were asked about the words of Morawiecki, who spoke in the Sejm:
We have to be strong, ready to resist all the different actions that we know will happen, and those we don’t know about. We must therefore be prepared for the unknown, we must take into account risks that we cannot imagine today. This is a turning point, perhaps a turning point in the history of Poland
Bosacki: It is disturbing that the government has no ideas
Bosacki said that both the government and the opposition agree that “respect and thanks are due to those who defend the border against aggressive groups.” – However, this is actually the end of the consent after today’s speeches in the Sejm – he admitted.
He assessed that during the debate “we did not hear any new ideas from the prime minister or the government on how to protect this border”. – We heard three thanks to the prime minister for President Kaczyński – he reminded.
– It is worrying that the government has no ideas, like international, because it can only be done internationally, together with allies, to put pressure on Lukashenka and, in a way, Putin, to make this attack, carried out by immigrants, this artificial air bridge between the Middle East and Minsk, and then to the Polish and Lithuanian border, they finished – he said.
He explained that “for this we need strong, Polish and European, supported by NATO and the United States, international pressure”. – We didn’t hear a single word about it. This is very disturbing, he repeated.
Jackowski: It’s all done with a long-term plan
Jan Maria Jackowski initially referred to the migration crisis itself. – The moment is historic. In a geopolitical and political sense, in the sense of the situation in Poland, Central and Central and Eastern Europe, he noted.
– We are dealing here with a very tough player, Alexander Lukashenka, we also have a powerful imperial base in the form of Moscow, which undoubtedly stands behind all this and we have (actions – ed.) Long-term, well-thought-out, very well-prepared socially and technically to destabilize public opinion inside countries Europe, creating a climate of fear and threat, exerting pressure, showing a certain isolation – he described. “It’s all done with a long-term plan,” he noted.
Jackowski recalled the occupation of Crimea in 2014. – It seemed that this case would be resolved relatively quickly. And as you can see, it has not been resolved until today. In my opinion, it fits in with the concept of Russian imperial policy, consisting in consolidating influence in areas that Russia believes are its traditional spheres of influence, he said.
He referred to article 4 of the North Atlantic Pact, which concerns the issue of initiating discussions between NATO members in situations of threat to the territorial integrity of any of them.
The Parties will consult together whenever, in the opinion of either of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any of the Parties is threatened.
He recalled that this article was launched just in 2014. He noted that it should be noted here that “there is not enough pressure from NATO and the European Union to activate its presence in this conflict”. – Because this conflict already has a dimension concerning the entire European Union and NATO – he argued. In his opinion, “the structures we are in should be more active in this matter”.
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