Piotr Wawrzyk, former deputy minister of foreign affairs, who was involved in the visa scandal, hopes that the matter “will be clarified soon.” The Law and Justice politician spoke for the first time since the scandal broke out in a post on social media.
Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Piotr Wawrzyk recalled in a post on Facebook that his “mission to represent the Świętokrzyskie Region in the Sejm of the Republic of Poland” was slowly coming to an end.
“The events of recent weeks have been and still are a difficult experience for me, not only as a politician but also as a human being,” he admitted.
“Thank you also for your support during my work as deputy minister of foreign affairs and during my parliamentary term. Serving the Republic of Poland and the Świętokrzyskie region has always been and will be an honor and an obligation for me,” he wrote.
“I am sure that the matters that led to the current situation will be clarified soon and the truth will clear my name,” he added.
At the end of August, the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki dismissed Piotr Wawrzyk from the position of Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to the ministry, the reason for this decision was the “lack of satisfactory cooperation”, but the media reported that the reason was the visa scandal.
According to Onet, Wawrzyk was thrown out of the government and the lists PISbecause he helped his colleagues create an illegal channel for transporting immigrants from Asia and Africa through Europe to the United States.
Investigation into the illegal transfer of migrants
Prosecutor’s Office i Central Anticorruption Bureau conduct investigations into irregularities in submitting visa applications. The opposition talks about corruption and claims that hundreds of thousands of documents issued arouse suspicion.
In this case, Edgar K., an associate of the deputy minister, was detained in April and arrested for a month. According to our information, he was released after a month because he decided to cooperate with CBA agents and the prosecutor.
In September, the media reported that the dismissed deputy minister had been hospitalized. September 15 on government television Zbigniew Ziobro he said that “Mr. Wawrzyk took his own life.”
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