Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Monday that the EU had to take steps in order to prevent the possibility of the use of force in Belarus, and declared that Poland would be encouraging activity to this effect.
The charges made by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, according to which, participants in post-election protests in Belarus were being steered from Poland, Great Britain and the Czech Republic, are groundless, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said.
The Polish president's chief aide, Krzysztof Szczerski, has told PAP that the directions laid down by the Polish and Lithuanian heads of state in their joint statement should be continued by the EU.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Twitter on Monday said that Poles are obliged to show solidarity and support Belarusians.
A sitting of the National Security Council (RBN) is being considered since the situation in Belarus is very dynamic and dangerous from the point of view of our interests, Polish presidential minister Andrzej Dera said on Monday.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has appealed to the heads of the European Commission and the European Council to convene an extraordinary summit regarding Belarus, the government spokesman announced on Monday morning.
The Polish and Lithuanian presidents have appealed to the Belarusian authorities to fully recognise and observe democratic standards, to stop violence, and to respect fundamental freedoms and human and civil rights.
The Polish Foreign Ministry has expressed deep concern over the brutal crackdown on post-election protests in Belarus, and underlined that the tough response of uniformed services, the use of force towards peaceful protesters and arbitrary arrests are unacceptable.
The foreign ministers of the so-called Weimar Triangle of Poland, France and Germany issued a joint statement on Friday in which they called on the Belarus authorities to conduct this Sunday's presidential elections in a free and fair manner.
Poland's Civic Coalition (KO) opposition bloc has appealed to the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to build a European coalition in support of a democratic Belarus ahead of Sunday's presidential election in that country.