The crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border was the main topic of “Coffee on the bench” on TVN24. Krzysztof Hetman (PSL) emphasized that it was necessary “to internationalize this crisis immediately, which the Polish authorities did not want to do from the very beginning.” Anna Zalewska (PiS) appealed to “speak with one voice, not to slander the Polish government, not to lie.”
There is a crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border. Thousands of migrants brought in by the Belarusian regime want to get to Poland and further, to the west of Europe. On Sunday border guards she reported that more groups of armed Belarusian officers appeared near the border near the village of Kuźnica, where the migrant camp is located. “You can see the preparations for the attempt to cross the border” – informed the Border Guard.
The guests of “Coffee to the bench” on TVN24 discussed the situation at the border on Sunday.
Gawkowski: Taking these people to the forest is an inhumane act
– Border Guard should protect the border? Yes. Should it not allow anyone to transgress it illegally? Yes. But if someone has crossed the border, we should comply with international law, there should be asylum applications, the whole procedure should be implemented – said Krzysztof Gawkowski, head of the Left club.
– We should not automatically push these people out and take them to the forest, because this is already an inhumane act – he emphasized.
Grabiec: Even the most professional actions of the officers will not solve this crisis
Jan Grabiec, spokesman for the Civic Platform, said that “detaining emigrants at the border is the right solution, but if someone crosses the border, humanitarian treatment is needed.” – Best to stop illegal immigrants at the border. This is the task of the Border Guard, the army and the police. Despite the efforts of the Border Guard, we know that several thousand migrants reached Germany through Poland, he said.
He stressed that “even the most professional actions of the Border Guard, the army and the police will not solve this crisis”. “It’s just a way to stop it so it doesn’t escalate.” The solution is completely different – said Grabiec.
This thread was continued by Krzysztof Hetman, MEP from PSL. – First of all, it was necessary to internationalize this crisis immediately, which the Polish authorities did not want to do from the very beginning. Secondly, it was necessary to convene a meeting of the European Council immediately at the request of Prime Minister Morawiecki, it did not happen. Thirdly, it was necessary to make a diplomatic offensive and put pressure on the authorities of the countries from which these migrants come – he enumerated.
Zalewska: let’s speak with one voice, let’s not slander the Polish government
Law and Justice MEP Anna Zalewska stated that “it is not true that there are no international treatments” regarding the situation at the border. In her opinion, there are “migrants who have paid for their trip” at the border. – We are talking about large, handsome men who attack the Polish Border Guard and take advantage of children and women. They have access to medicine, they have access to telephones, they make recordings that falsify reality – enumerated the MEP.
She appealed to the other guests to “speak with one voice, not to slander the Polish government, not to lie and not to evoke emotions at the border.” – This is the beginning of responsible community activities for Poles and Europeans – she emphasized.
Sałek: the president is considering convening the National Security Council
President Andrzej Duda’s advisor, Paweł Sałek, was asked if the president intends to convene the National Security Council to discuss the situation on the border with the opposition as well.
– The president is considering this issue, but there is one fundamental problem. Looking at the votes in the Sejm and the behavior of the opposition, which tried to use the situation on the border to make the poles soar, today there is a discussion on the political side of whether such a Council will be justified, whether it will be used by the opposition, or again there will be happenings on the border, he replied.
He assured that “the president has his own view of the situation, is in contact with the services, cooperates with ministries”. – Last week he was at the border, he watched the situation on the spot. The situation is unprecedented and dangerous for the operation of the state – said Sałek.
Dziambor: we are late
Artur Dziambor from the Confederation thanked the soldiers, policemen and border guards for their service at the border.
– We warned that if we did not stop this first wave, the next ones would come. We have dealt with 30 migrants, we have dealt with 300, we have thrown 3,000. It is not known how much will be in a moment. Everything is on time, we are late compared to Lithuania or Latvia – he said.