At 9 p.m., the Sejm is scheduled to start work on the motion of President Andrzej Duda for consent to the extension of the state of emergency on the Polish-Belarusian border by 60 days. Immediately after the debate, a vote will take place, scheduled for 10.30 pm. Watch the report on tvn24.pl.
The state of emergency has been in force since September 2 in the border zone with Belarus in part of the Lubelskie and Podlaskie voivodeships. It was introduced for 30 days by a presidential ordinance issued at the request of the government. Government representatives justified the need to introduce a state of emergency with the situation on the border with Belarus and the Zapad exercise by Russian and Belarusian troops.
Andrzej Duda signed an application to extend the state of emergency for 60 days on Wednesday. The head of the National Security Bureau, Paweł Soloch, informed that the president shared the arguments of the government on the need to extend the state of emergency.
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