Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, said on Thursday that political and military cooperation between his country and Lithuania was essential for regional security.
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Poland will close its border with Belarus if a “critical incident” occurs even on the Belarusian border with Lithuania and Latvia, the Polish interior minister said on Monday.
A Nato spokesperson has told PAP that the alliance, which has been monitoring military operations in Belarus, sees no direct or indirect military threat to its allies posed by the Wagner mercenary group.
Poland and Lithuania are considering closing their respective borders with Belarus amid concerns over the presence of the Russia-linked Wagner Group of mercenaries in Belarus, the Polish interior minister has said.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that about 4,000 Wagner mercenaries are currently located on the territory of Belarus.
The deputy interior minister of Lithuania has announced that his country and Poland could jointly decide to shut their borders with Belarus, a close ally of Russia.
The Lithuanian Language Inspectorate has demanded the removal of Polish-Lithuanian signs which bear the bilingual names of two towns - Bieliszki and Orzelowka – located in the Vilnius region.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, said that Lithuania is one of Poland's most important partners and allies in the region as he marked Lithuania's national holiday in Vilnius.
Nato should agree to "fast-track" Ukraine’s membership application at its summit in Vilnius, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president said on Wednesday.