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Foreign objects in the Polish sky. Politicians’ comments, call for “immediate convening of the National Security Council”

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Within several dozen hours, two Belarusian objects flew into Polish airspace, according to information provided by the Ministry of National Defense and the deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration. Earlier, there was an exchange of views between Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak and Lieutenant General Tomasz Piotrowski, head of the Operational Command of the Armed Forces, regarding the remains found in late April near Bydgoszcz, most likely the remains of a rocket. Politicians comment on the situation.

On Friday evening around 20.30 in the vicinity of Białowieża A flying object flew into Polish airspace from the territory of Belarus. All procedures applicable in such cases have been launched – Captain Ewa Złotnicka, press officer of the Operational Command of the Armed Forces, told TVN24. Deputy Minister of the Interior and Administration, Błażej Poboży, said that this was the second such incident “in the last few hours”.

On Saturday, the search for the object was carried out near the village of Rypin in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, where – according to information from the Ministry of National Defense – “radar contact was lost” with the tracked object.

WOT spokesman Major Witold Sura said in an interview with TVN24 that “in the morning, the ground search and rescue team of the 8th Kuyavian-Pomeranian Territorial Defense Brigade was directed to the area of ​​operation and at that moment it was subordinated to the Operational Command of the Armed Forces and all tasks, the coordination of this team is in the hands of Operations Command.”

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About 30 WOT soldiers were also sent to search in the vicinity of Kipichy in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. The action commander did not want to provide more information on this matter.

Soldiers of the 8th Kuyavian-Pomeranian Territorial Defense Brigade are looking for an object resembling a balloon that was supposed to come from the direction of Belarus, in KipichyPAP/Tytus Żmijewski

Earlier that same day, around noon, an appeal by the Operational Commander of the Polish Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Tomasz Piotrowski, appeared on the website of the Polish Army. – In recent hours I have received many calls, I have read a lot of information from people who write to me about the so-called “media storm” that has taken place in space – said the general. “I wanted to make a plea for reason, that we weigh our emotions very much in the coming days,” he added.

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Appeal of the Operational Commander of the Polish Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Tomasz Piotrowskiarmy-polskie.pl

On Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and head of the Ministry of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak referred at a press conference to the matter of the remains of an unidentified military facilityfound at the end of April near Bydgoszcz. He stated, inter alia, that “inspection findings indicate that the procedures and response mechanisms (…) worked properly to the level of the Operational Commander, who did not properly fulfill his duties by not informing me about the object that appeared in Polish airspace” . This commander is Lieutenant General Tomasz Piotrowski.

Mariusz Błaszczak's entire speech on the object found near Bydgoszcz

Mariusz Błaszczak’s entire speech on the object found near BydgoszczTVN24

Czarzasty: we call for the immediate convening of the National Security Council

Politicians addressed the issue on Saturday. We’re at war overseas. The government tells us every day that Poles are safe, but it turns out that the eastern border is full of holes – said the co-chairman of the New Left Vladimir Czarzasty at a press conference during the New Left Picnic in Wrocław.

Referring to Saturday’s information about the object that, according to the Ministry of National Defense, flew into Poland from the direction of Belarus, Czarzasty said that “it’s not funny”. He reminded that the Anaconda-23 exercise was underway, in which, as he said, “12,000 Polish soldiers and NATO soldiers are participating.”

– Mr. Minister Błaszczak, it was no accident that a spy balloon appeared over Poland. Don’t be surprised by this – he said, addressing the deputy prime minister, the head of the Ministry of National Defence Mariusz Blaszczak. However, as Czarzasty added, “a very serious question arises as to why this balloon flew over half of Poland”.

Czarzasty: the minister of national defense argues with the army, the army argues with the minister

Czarzasty: the minister of national defense argues with the army, the army argues with the minister

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– A very serious question arises, is it not possible at the moment that the minister of national defense is arguing with the army, the army is arguing with the minister. Everyone tells us that we are safe, and it turns out that either since December a rocket has been lying somewhere in the forest near Bydgoszcz, or a balloon has flown in, which disappeared from the radar a few hours ago – said the co-chairman of the New Left.

He repeated his appeal to the president Andrzej Duda “to convene the National Security Council immediately.”

– We call for immediate information to the public about the truth when it comes to securing our borders. We call on the government to stop spinning and lying about this. Transparency is in your interest – Czarzasty said, addressing the rulers.

Przydacz: haste in security matters is not advisable

During the debate at the Forum of Clubs of Gazeta Polska Województwa Łódzkiego, which took place on Saturday Marcin Przydacz, head of the Office of International Policy of the Chancellery of the President, referred to the object, probably a rocket, which fell in a forest near Bydgoszcz last December. As he explained, a report from the Ministry of National Defense in connection with this event reached the Presidential Palace yesterday, he also reminded that the National Security Bureau is carrying out activities aimed at establishing its circumstances and the fact that the information about it reached the representatives of the government and the president with a delay.

– I join the calls for a calm, constructive approach to security issues. These are really very delicate matters, often not quite obvious, complicated, so we have to approach them in an absolutely precise way. Hence the rather conservative approach of the Presidential Palace. First, the whole situation should be traced, the reasons should be thoroughly understood, and then decisions should be made and communicated, explained the minister.

Services near the place where the remains of an unidentified military facility were found in the forest near the town of Zamość PAP/Tytus Żmijewski

He assured that haste is not advisable in this case and the case will certainly be clarified and information about it will be provided to the public.

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As Przydacz mentioned, he was in Washington in February, just as the Chinese balloon was crossing US airspace.

– American politicians did not blame each other – why this balloon flew in and what it was doing there. There was a discussion whether to shoot him or not, but the political-international context was present all the time. In this situation, I have the impression that the Polish opposition is focused on criticizing the government, as if the context of the Russian war in Ukraine and Russian aggression were irrelevant, as if Polish generals were their more important enemy, polish armyPolish representatives of power, and not the aggressive policy of the Kremlin – said Przydacz.

In the opinion of the politician, the more we argue with each other, the more the Russians will continue their policy, which will result in further weakening of Polish defense capabilities.

Poboż: the incident with the rocket should be explained by the army, the Ministry of National Defense and the prosecutor’s office

– My greatest appeal in a situation where a regular, large-scale conflict is taking place beyond our eastern borders: we should not perform any actions that strike and are aimed at the security of the Polish state. The whole matter with this incident related to the rocket should be clarified by the army, by the Ministry of National Defense, the first stage of which is already underway, and by an independent prosecutor’s office, said Deputy Minister of the Interior and Administration, Błażej Poboża.

Poboż: the incident with the rocket should be explained by the army, the Ministry of National Defense and the prosecutor's office

Poboż: the incident with the rocket should be explained by the army, the Ministry of National Defense and the prosecutor’s officeTVN24

Kierwiński: Minister Błaszczak is completely disrespected in his own ministry

– Minister Błaszczak, in my opinion lying, but telling others that no one informs him about anything, is really saying that he is completely disrespected in his own ministry – commented Marcin Kierwiński, MP from the Civic Coalition. – That no one consults him about anything, that he is not taken seriously. Why does Poland need a minister of national defense in a crisis beyond our eastern border, who is not taken seriously and who has to transfer his lack of competence and his negligence to the soldiers – added Kierwiński.

Kierwiński: Minister Błaszczak is completely disrespected in his own ministry

Kierwiński: Minister Błaszczak is completely disrespected in his own ministryTVN24

Pasławska: the efficiency of the Polish state is a myth

– The minister is always responsible, in this case Minister Błaszczak, who confirmed that the efficiency of the Polish state is a myth – assessed the member of the Polish Coalition Urszula Pasławska. – We have no knowledge, we are indolent when it comes to security issues. The Polish sky is full of holes like a colander, but as it turns out, even the rulers want to have a comfort zone so as not to inform each other. This shows, not only to our allies, but above all to our enemies, what disintegration and destruction operate in the Polish state, also when it comes to security – she added.

Pasławska: the efficiency of the Polish state is a myth

Pasławska: the efficiency of the Polish state is a mythTVN24

Main photo source: PAP/Tytus Żmijewski



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