Government spokesman Piotr Mueller at a press conference on Tuesday informed that the government had decided to ask President Andrzej Duda to extend the state of emergency for 60 days. – President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s provocations may be continued in the near future – said the spokesman.
A state of emergency has been in force since September 2 in the border zone with Belarus, i.e. in part of the Podlaskie and Lubelskie provinces. It covers 183 towns (115 in the Podlaskie Voivodeship and 68 in the Lubelskie Voivodeship). It was introduced for 30 days under the ordinance of President Andrzej Duda, issued at the request of the Council of Ministers. The media are not allowed to work in the area covered by the state of emergency. All information from this area is communicated to the public by official agents.
Government officials justified the need to introduce a state of emergency with the situation on the border with Belarus, where the Lukashenka regime is waging a “hybrid war” and with the Russian Zapad military exercises.
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