PiS president, deputy prime minister Jarosław Kaczyński assessed that although “we have a hybrid war”, “war with the use of weapons is not on the horizon at the moment”. – I use the word “rather” because we are dealing with an unpredictable opponent – he added at the same time.
Jarosław Kaczyński, when asked on Tuesday in Polish Radio24 about the threat from Belarus, replied that the hybrid war was ongoing. – We already have a hybrid war, but the war with the use of weapons is not on the horizon at the moment. I use the word “rather” because we are dealing with an unpredictable opponent, I am talking about Lukashenka, but I do not think that he would be able to dare something that would be something more than before – said the Deputy Prime Minister.
– I believe it and I think that the state who listen to us believe that there will be no war after all – he added.
When asked about Poland’s current problems, the deputy prime minister replied that they resulted from the international situation that Poland had no influence on. – Fortunately, we are much stronger than we were not so long ago and we will come out of it. We’ll be fine – added Kaczyński.
Crisis on the border
Since the spring, the number of attempts to illegally cross the Belarusian border with Lithuania, Latvia and Poland by migrants from the Middle East, Africa and other regions has increased sharply. The European Union and the Member States emphasize that this is the result of the deliberate actions of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime, which instrumentally uses migrants in response to sanctions imposed on Belarus.
There is a state of emergency in the border zone with Belarus until the end of November. After its completion, the situation will be regulated by the act on the protection of the state border, as amended by the Ministry of the Interior. The head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Mariusz Kamiński, spoke last week about the work on the amendment to the act. – After the end of the state of emergency – which will expire at the end of the month – we will introduce an amendment to the act, which will de facto extend what is presently, but in a flexible manner, taking into account various types of comments – he announced.
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