Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki called the situation on the border with Belarus a new type of war
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called the situation with migrants on the border with Belarus a new type of war.
“What we are dealing with is a new type of war. This is a war where the ammunition is civilians and the media,” Moravetsky wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
“But although the rules of struggle have changed, one thing remains unchanged – a security measure is the willingness to defend the Polish Republic, to defend its borders and sovereignty,” he added.
On Monday, the State Border Committee of Belarus reported that a large group of refugees, mostly Kurds, headed towards the border of Belarus with Poland.
More than 2 thousand refugees, including a significant number of women and children, stopped in front of the Polish barriers on the border line, they set up a spontaneous camp. The Polish security forces do not let them through, the migrants made attempts to overcome the barriers.
Recently, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland reported an increase in the number of detained illegal migrants on the border with Belarus, accusing Minsk of creating a migration crisis.
Minsk rejects all charges. In connection with the situation, the President of Poland Andrzej Duda introduced a state of emergency on the territories bordering with Belarus, the army and the police were involved in protecting the border.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko noted that Minsk will no longer restrain the flow of illegal migrants to the EU countries: because of the West’s sanctions, there is “neither money, nor effort.”
The border guards of Belarus have repeatedly stated about the forcible expulsion of migrants by Lithuania, Poland and Latvia to the Belarusian territory.