Poland's ambassador to the EU has criticised the European Commission's idea to extend asylum application deadlines as an interim measure in a prolonged migrant crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border.
Poland's ambassador to the European Union has told PAP that a decision by the bloc to impose sanctions on Belarus's Alexander Lukashenko regime is just the beginning and that more will come.
Poland's foreign minister appealed at a meeting of Nato foreign ministers in Riga for a "strong Nato signal" against Russia's aggressive policy towards its neighbours, most recently Ukraine, the Polish Foreign Ministry reported on Wednesday.
The Belarusian defence attache has been summoned to Poland’s Ministry of Defence after searchlights installed on the border were apparently shot out by Belarusian forces using air guns.
The government will soon open a press centre in the border area with Belarus covered by a state of emergency, a deputy defence minister has said.
Poland's Sejm, the lower house of parliament, has rejected a Senate amendment to a new Border Protection Act that sought to lift restrictions on border areas and allow free access for journalists and humanitarian organisations.
Poland's Border Guard has said there are currently about 10,000 migrants in Belarus planning to enter Poland illegally.
Poland's prime minister has said in an interview with BBC that a migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, a build-up of Russian forces near Ukraine and soaring gas prices are all part of Kremlin plans to destabilise central Europe.
The Polish president has warned that Afghan migrants may appear on the Polish border if the Belarusian authorities, which have orchestrated the current crisis on the frontier, decide to create another one by bringing more migrants by air from Afghanistan.
The majority of migrants transferred to an 'open house' accommodation centre run by a Polish foundation have left it, and have probably also left the country, a spokeswoman for the Polish Border Guard has said.