On Thursday, the chargé d’affaires of the Republic of Belarus, Aleksander Czesnowski, was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The conversation concerned the constantly deteriorating situation on the Polish-Belarusian border, said the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Łukasz Jasina.
“The conversation concerned the constantly deteriorating situation on the Polish-Belarusian border, threats and risks posed by the behavior of the Belarusian state, and the situation of preventing a humanitarian convoy sent by the Polish state from reaching Belarus,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Łukasz Jasina in a press release.
The situation on the Polish-Belarusian border
From September 2, due to the migratory pressure in 183 localities in the province. Podlaskie and Lubelskie, adjacent to the border with Belarus, a state of emergency is in force. Initially, the state of emergency was introduced for 30 days. It was extended for another 60 days. Since August, the Polish Border Guard has frustrated over 10,000. attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border, and 1.5 thousand. people were arrested in the interior of the country and taken to centers for foreigners. In September alone, there were 7,535 attempts to cross the border.
Humanitarian convoy from Poland. Authorities in Minsk: politicking and populist rhetoric
Last week, another letter was sent to the Belarusian authorities with a proposal for Poland to send a humanitarian convoy for migrants at the border, and the trucks are ready for departure. A spokesman for the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, Anatol Hłaz, said that “Poland’s proposal is politicking and populist rhetoric, unrelated to reality and the situation.” According to Hłaz, “in the hasty unilateral decisions of the Polish authorities to send something without sense, request or even consent of the partner, it is a manifestation of a concrete disregard for Belarusian statehood and sovereignty.”
The previous convoy with humanitarian aid from Poland was not admitted to the territory of Belarus. So far, the Belarusian authorities have not officially responded to the note sent by the Polish Ministry of Diplomacy. At the same time, Poland began to prepare for the construction of a border protection in the form of a fence. The construction is to be accelerated thanks to the special act, which is currently at the stage of works in parliamentary committees.
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