The military enjoys the greatest trust in Poland. No wonder that the discredited authorities are trying to hide in the shadow of the army’s authority, but I don’t think it will help them very much, said Jan Grabiec, spokesman for the Civic Platform. On Monday, politicians commented on the words of the president’s adviser, Professor Andrzej Zybertowicz, who admitted that the military parade on August 15 was to “help PiS in the election campaign”.
The President’s adviser, Professor Andrzej Zybertowicz, referring to the military parade planned for August 15 in Warsaw on the occasion of the Polish Army Day, admitted on Sunday in “Kawa na Ława” that “first of all is to strengthen patriotic feelings and thus help PiS in the election campaign“.
Grabiec: It won’t help PiS much
The words of Andrzej Zybertowicz were commented on by politicians in the Sejm on Monday.
Civic Platform spokesman Jan Grabiec said that “PiS does not recognize anything sacred.” – They use the Church for the party campaign, now they use the army. The military enjoys the greatest trust in Poland. No wonder that the discredited authorities are trying to hide in the shadow of the authority enjoyed by the army, he added.
– But I think that it will not help them much, because these mishaps in recent months or serious mistakes they have made, such as the lack of reaction to Belarusian helicopters in the Polish sky, or the free flight of a Russian missile over half of Poland without the reaction of the government, without reaction This shows that these are people who are completely unfit to ensure the safety of Poles. So here hiding behind the uniform will not help them much – he assessed.
Jakub Stefaniak z PSL, when asked by TVN24 reporter Radomir Wit about the issue of involving the army in politics, he said that “he judges it very badly, but it does not surprise him at all.” – I remember that already in the times of Mr. (Antoni) Macierewicz, the army, also inside, was divided into better and worse sort. Many experienced officers were sent to the personnel reserve or to pension – added.
Krutul: as we had a hole in the sky, we still have a hole in the sky
Left-wing MP Paweł Krutul assessed that Andrzej Zybertowicz “gained a moment of truth, because that’s the truth.” – Law and Justice will build its pre-election propaganda on security, and it does. We have conferences every other day in Podlasie, where I come from. I talk to soldiers, policemen, I talk to the Border Guard. Every time they (PiS politicians) distract them from their work. They do everything to arouse fear among our population and (they argue) that the best solution is Law and Justice. And if we had a hole in the sky, we still have a hole in the sky, Belarusian helicopters, Russian rockets, and one contradicts the other – he said.
Kaleta: the parade is for Poles, it is for the army
– If someone constantly emphasizes that the fact that we take the security of our homeland seriously is only a matter of the election campaign, they are completely wrong and this is absolutely unjustified – said PiS MP Piotr Kaleta, deputy head of the parliamentary administration and affairs committee internal and national defence.
– Let’s remember one thing. The parade is for Poles, it is for the army, because it is also a moment, an element of their celebration. But we also want to show our non-political opponents, only our opponents who are very real – our enemies, that we are simply no joke, “he added.
TVN24 reporter Radomir Wit noted that, in the opinion of Andrzej Zybertowicz, “such messages do not work on Putin.” – There are other ways of so-called strategic communication, for example, moving units of military subdivisions east to show our determination that tricks with the “little green men” will be met with opening fire – said the president’s adviser. “We are doing everything that needs to be done in case Soviet aggression becomes real,” replied Kaleta.
Ozoba: This is not an election strategy
– If the show that the government of the United Right cares about Polish armyand a Polish, proud soldier can be a testimony to the strategy of the United Right government, then if you can recognize them by their fruits, it is good that you can recognize the United Right by the fruits of security and a strong army – said Jacek Dekora, Deputy Minister of Climate, member of Solidarity Polanda PiS coalition partner.
He added that “this is not an election strategy, it’s also a matter of the moment we are in at the moment.” To the remark that it was Andrzej Zybertowicz who assessed that the parade “is to help PiS”, he replied: – “I think that the tone of these words really concerns the summary of the activities of the United Right.”