PiS politicians Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik, pardoned by President Andrzej Duda, returned to the Presidential Palace. Jacek Sasin answered questions from members of the parliamentary investigative committee on envelope elections. In turn, a protest was held in front of the National Prosecutor’s Office with the participation of PiS president Jarosław Kaczyński and former Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Here are five things to know on January 25.
1. Kamiński and Wąsik in the president’s arms
Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik, who were pardoned by the president on Tuesday, met with him on Wednesday afternoon at the Presidential Palace.
The video from the visit of PiS politicians to the Presidential Palace shows how Andrzej Duda embraces and hugs first Mariusz Kamiński, and then Maciej Wąsik. After the meeting, they both left the Presidential Palace.
2. Sasin appeared before the Sejm investigative committee
On Wednesday, an investigative commission met to examine the legality, regularity and purposefulness of the actions taken to prepare and carry out elections President of the Republic of Poland in 2020 in the form of correspondence voting.
The printing of electoral cards was carried out by the Polish Security Printing Works. It made this decision in preparation for holding elections based on the Prime Minister’s decision Mateusz Morawiecki – said Jacek Sasin, answering the MPs’ questions.
3. The Civic Coalition submits a bill on abortion to the Sejm
On Wednesday evening, a bill by a group of MPs from the Civic Coalition regarding abortion was submitted to the Sejm. It assumes the right to health services in the form of termination of pregnancy during the first 12 weeks of its duration.
The project was announced by the Prime Minister on January 12 Donald Tusk. – The Civic Coalition will submit its project, which gives the right to a safe abortion up to the 12th week with certain, known conditions, but it is about legal and safe abortion up to the 12th week – Tusk announced during the first television interview after becoming prime minister.
4. Protest by PiS politicians in front of the building of the National Prosecutor’s Office
Around 7 p.m., a group of PiS politicians, including the president, gathered in front of the National Prosecutor’s Office Jaroslaw Kaczynski and former Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. PiS spokesman Rafał Bochenek, announcing a press conference in front of the prosecutor’s office, informed on the X platform that “there is an attempt to forcibly, illegally take over the National Prosecutor’s Office by Adam Bodnar.”
Minister of Justice, Prosecutor General Adam Bodnar appeared at the National Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday. There has been no forcible takeover of the National Prosecutor’s Office – the Ministry of Justice informed tvn24.pl.
5. Moscow accuses Ukraine of shooting down a plane carrying prisoners of war
A Russian Il-76 military transport plane crashed in the Belgorod Oblast bordering Ukraine, RIA reported, citing the Russian Ministry of Defense.
According to Moscow, there were 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war on board. A total of 74 people died. Representatives of the Ukrainian authorities and armed forces stated that they were checking reports about the crash and that there were prisoners of war on board the plane.
Main photo source: PAP/Radek Pietruszka