President Andrzej Duda decided to introduce a state of emergency in the areas near the border with Belarus. Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński assured that the government “acts in a proportional manner, adequate to the situation.” As he said, “there is no civil war in or around Belarus that would justify people from all over the world seeking help.”
President Andrzej Duda made the decision about issuing a regulation on the introduction of a state of emergency in the border zone with Belarus, that is in part of the Podlaskie and Lubelskie voivodeships. – informed his spokesman Błażej Spychalski.
At a conference in the Ministry of the Interior and Administration, the head of the ministry, Mariusz Kamiński, assured that the government “acts in a proportional manner, adequate to the situation and resolutely where it is needed”. – And the measures we asked for, which will result from the regulation, are well-thought-out and I think they will effectively stabilize the situation on the entire border with Belarus – said the head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration.
Kaminski assured that “we have been dealing with a migration crisis in Belarus for several weeks”. – This crisis is caused by purely political factors. There is no civil war in or around Belarus that would justify people from all over the world seeking help, he added.
A state of emergency on the Polish border with Belarus
The state of emergency in Poland is to apply for 30 days and cover 183 localities: 115 in the Podlaskie Voivodeship and 68 in the Lubelskie Voivodeship. Look complete list of towns.
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The government asked the president to introduce a state of emergency in connection with the situation on the border with Belarus. The regulation may still be repealed by the Sejm.