The topic of the possibility of importing medical equipment from China appeared in the next e-mail scandal. It shows that indirectly, through private individuals, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was to receive an offer to buy suits and masks at “non-speculative” prices. Then the head of the Governmental Strategic Reserves Agency, Michał Kuczmierowski, was to write that he “coordinates the topic”. The alleged e-mail exchange dates from March 16 and 17, 2020, shortly after the first case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Poland.
Correspondence has been appearing on the Internet for several months, which is supposed to come – as the screenshots suggest – from the private mail of the head of the office of Prime Minister Michał Dworczyk. The rulers questioned the veracity of the e-mails, but so far have not shown a single example of manipulated correspondence. Last Saturday in RMF FM Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State Assets Jacek Sasin confirmed the authenticity of the e-mail, in which the prime minister asked him to summon the German ambassador for an interview in connection with the publication in the “Fakt” daily, which was unfavorable for the government.
In the next episode of the e-mail scandal, there are reports of correspondence related to the possibility of importing medical equipment from China. The alleged e-mail exchange dates from March 16 and 17, 2020, shortly after the first case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Poland.
Possibility to purchase equipment
The alleged correspondence published on the Internet is a series of information passed on to one another, which finally – as the disclosed materials show – reaches Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. It can be concluded from their content that Arkadiusz Chwaścik from the ARPRO company was supposed to come out with the offer of supplies from China. He was to pass it on to Albert Łyjak, and the latter – to the head of the Governmental Strategic Reserves Agency, Michał Kuczmierowski.
All quotes are cited in the original spelling.
“Hello, I am sending because I decided that it is very important. I received an offer from a good friend of China to supply medical equipment for doctors at normal (non-speculative) prices. I am sending the entire message with an attachment. institutions for help. (I enclose such an appeal at the end of the correspondence). At some point it will probably be hard to buy anything.
As it follows from the further part of the disclosed message, then there is a fragment that is supposed to come from a message from Arkadiusz Chwaścik. “We have masks, coveralls and other equipment for doctors. Sample prices in China (Prices change dynamically). We know that Polish hospitals lack equipment, and if we do not take care of health care workers, there will be no one to treat patients. PLN 10-15 PLN medical mask We can fly to China and bring the goods in a few days We need the consent of the Polish government and the plane We offer 20% of the ordered goods for the entire operation We need quick decisions because if the disease develops it will be a shortage of goods again, and if it will be very expensive “- we read further.
The next day, Mateusz Morawiecki was to write back briefly – “yes”.
Michał Kuczmierowski was supposed to write back: “He is coordinating the topic. We will get in touch tomorrow morning”.
Questions on purchasing medical equipment
We asked Kuczmierowski for a comment on this matter. The head of RARS told us that he is not commenting on the matter.
We also contacted Albert Łyjak and Arkadiusz Chwaścik, mentioned in the alleged e-mail correspondence.
Until this article was published, we had not received any response from Łyjak.
Arkadiusz Chwaścik, on the other hand, informed that “the ARPRO company offered its help in bringing the necessary suits, but there was no response”.
The government’s stance on the e-mail scandal
We asked questions by e-mail regarding the correspondence described above to the Government Information Center. We received a reply in which we read that “our country has experienced a cybernetic and disinformation attack carried out from the territory of the Russian Federation”, therefore “the Chancellery of the Prime Minister will not comment on the content of materials used for disinformation campaign conducted by persons from beyond the eastern border of Poland”.
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Main photo source: PAP / Jacek Szydłowski