Belarus is continuing its hybrid attacks on Poland by sending Middle Eastern migrants to try and cross the Polish border, the director of the national security department tweeted on Monday.
Poland's prime minister has told Germany's DPA news agency that most EU countries agree the bloc cannot have an open-door policy on migration.
Poland’s prime minister has warned that direct talks with Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian president, “legitimise his regime”.
The Polish permanent representative in Brussels has told EU member states that Belarus is using children in an attempt to destabilise the EU through migration pressure.
The Sejm (lower house) has not annulled the president's ordinance introducing a state of emergency in areas close to the country’s Belarusian border owing to an alleged attempt by Belarus to destabilise Poland by pushing migrants across the border.
Poland's plans to declare a state of emergency in areas close to the country’s Belarusian border show that the current migration crisis is very serious, Vera Jourova, European Commission vice-president, said on Tuesday.
The Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian prime ministers have accused the government of Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian president, of planning and organising the current migration crisis on the Belarusian border.
Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski has told PAP that no-one can take seriously the statements made by the Belarusian strongman, Alexander Lukashenko, who accused Poland of interfering with Belarusian affairs.
The Lukashenko regime is not a threat to Poland at the moment, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak told the Super Express daily, but noted that Poland should be prepared for a number of scenarios.
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