What is Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s man doing at the Economic Forum in Karpacz and how did he come to be close to the Polish authorities? Did the rulers and the services know that Yuri Voskriesensky came to the Polish Davos? Material of the magazine “Polska i Świat”.
Yuriy Voskriesensky is at the forum in Karpacz, where the most important Polish politicians and representatives of the Polish authorities are also present, and where talks with the Belarusian opposition take place.
– Today we have a KGB agent in the economic forum – says the former Belarusian ambassador to Poland and a representative of the Belarusian opposition, Paweł Latuszka.
This agent does not hide his presence, and tells the Belsat journalist why he came to Poland. – The Belarusian authorities want warm relations with Poland, and Poland also understands that it can only talk to Belarus, with the actual Belarusian authorities – explains Voskriesienskij.
The surprise of the authorities and organizers of the Economic Forum
Head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Michał Dworczyk says he did not know anything. – This matter is to be clarified by the organizers. This is not a government project – he emphasizes.
The organizers of the Forum admit that Lukashenka’s man was invited by accident because he had an opposition episode, but when he was imprisoned – as reported a year ago by Andrzej Poczobut, who is now imprisoned in Belarus – he joined the regime and has been working for Belarusian services ever since.
Comments after the disclosure of information about the KGB agent’s stay in Karpacz
The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not want to talk about it. The spokesman writes on the Internet that Poland did not invite the Belarusian or issued him a visa, but honors visas issued by European Union countries. – It was the duty of the Internal Security Agency to warn the organizers that such a man was on the guest list, once he had entered the territory of Poland. Nobody did it – points out the former head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Ryszard Kalisz.
Senator Krzysztof Brejza filed a criminal notification with the state prosecutor. – If this is a slip-up, it is really embarrassing. I hope and I have the impression that there is a deeper idea for this, an attempt to establish a relationship to free our compatriots from prisons who are being held by Lukashenka – says Adam Szłapka from the Civic Coalition.
If Swiatłana Cichanouska, which is also in Karpacz talks about a mistake in the invitation, but weighs the words – another representative of the Belarusian opposition does not mince words. – It could be described as a betrayal, in fact it would really be such a blow to the Belarusian democratic forces – comments Paweł Latuszka.
Ambiguities surrounding the visit of Lukashenka’s man to Poland
According to the deputy director of Belsat, the purpose of his visit to Poland is clear. – He came here to shove in wherever he could. This is such a tactic, as far as possible, to stir up confusion – believes Alyaksiej Dzikawicki.
The question arises whether Yuri Voskriesensky came alone. – It is very possible that all his exposure and what he did were aimed at obtaining information noise to focus on him, and not other people who may exist there – says security expert Daniel Boćkowski.
Is that so? The spokesman for the special services coordinator did not want to comment. “For me, it is an extremely strange situation that after identifying a KGB associate, the services did not ask him to leave the country, nor did they order him to leave immediately,” says the former chairman of the foreign affairs committee, Paweł Zalewski.
Main photo source: PAP / Darek Delmanowicz