Duda proposes to the head of NATO to increase the alliance’s forces on the eastern flank

“We talked about the situation on the border between Poland and Belarus, as well as Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia; all NATO allies condemn that the Lukashenka regime is exporting innocent people to the borders of the Alliance; it is inhuman and cynical” – said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg after the meeting in Brussels with Andrzej Duda. The Polish president proposed to increase the alliance’s forces on the eastern flank.

The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, met at the headquarters of the Alliance in Brussels with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

A hybrid attack on the Polish-Belarusian border supported by the Russian authorities; the method is changing from a frontal attack to an attack by smaller groups at night. We are observing a dangerous evolution of the situation – Andrzej Duda said after the meeting. Speaking about the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border, the president pointed out that we have situations that we perceive as provocations. Which, according to our fears, may even lead to an escalation of violence by opening fire from the Belarusian side, be it by migrants or by Belarusian forces in various forms – he said.

Duda informed that he had reported to the NATO secretary general that unfortunately, we are witnessing a dangerous evolution of the situation at the border. Unfortunately, what is happening does not indicate that the tension at the border has decreased – Duda pointed out.

The president pointed out that the pressure of migrants at the border has not stopped. And we are afraid that with this change in the manner of a hybrid attack on the border, from frontal to attack by smaller groups at night, this state may last for many months. But I assured Mr. Secretary General that it has a civil profile all the time, that our Border Guard, our police forces, only supported by the Polish army, by Polish military units delegated to support the Border Guard and Police – the president pointed out.

232 people were pushing the border. The Belarusian services played the Polish anthem

I assured the Secretary-General that we take what is happening there very seriously and we accept all these signals. I made a proposal to the Secretary General to increase the readiness of NATO forces in this part of Europe, on the eastern flank, to consider increasing the military presence there, to consider also strengthening the missionfor example, the Air Policing mission, all observation missions that patrol this part of the North Atlantic Alliance flank in order to show all potential aggressors that NATO is ready, that not only that we are ready to defend NATO countries, but also pay attention to the security of our non-NATO allies with whom I am workingy – said Duda.

At the press conference following the meeting in Brussels, the president was also asked whether the question of the possibility of using Art. 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty and convening formal consultations with allies.

Of course, all the time, with the Secretary General and with our allies from the North Atlantic Alliance, we have in mind the issue of the possibility of using Art. 4, but we would like to use Art. 4 not rashly – said Duda.

He added that at present the situation “does not yet meet the qualification of Article 4”.

There is no immediate military threat today, there is no military attack today on any of the neighboring countries in relation to the North Atlantic Alliancewhere we could potentially expect this reinforcement from the point of view of this article and an increase in security – said Duda.

He noted that the last time Poland referred to Art. 4, it was 2014 when Ukraine was militarily attacked by Russia.

Article 4, which is, after all, an article of the North Atlantic Treaty, serves precisely as a defense against military attacks and in the event of military attacks – He said.

Pursuant to Art. 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty, any NATO member state may request consultations with other member states if it believes that its territorial integrity, political independence or security is at risk.

We are in close contact with Poland and other allies all the time and we are ready to provide support if such a request is expressed – assured NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

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Poland is a committed NATO member and contributes to our common security in many ways Stoltenberg said. He also emphasized that our country is a leader when it comes to defense spending.

As he reported, he had a “very good discussion” with President Andrzej Duda on the current security challenges, “including the continued strengthening of Russia’s military presence near Ukraine.”

We talked about the situation on the border between Poland and Belarus, as well as Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia. All NATO allies have made it clear that they condemn Lukashenka’s regime exporting vulnerable innocent people to NATO’s border. It’s inhuman and cynical. Therefore, we show our full solidarity with all allies affected by this situation NATO secretary general said.

Stoltenberg reported at a press conference that during the meeting with President Duda, among others, increasing the Russian military presence near the border with Ukraine. We see a large and unusual concentration of forces coupled with aggressive rhetoricand the disinformation spread by Moscow – added.

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We call on Russia to take steps to increase transparency, reduce tensions and de-escalate said the NATO secretary general.

NATO remains vigilant and we continue to support Ukraine, both politically and practically. This is not a threat to Russia. NATO helps Ukraine to defend itself against aggression Stoltenberg underlined.

He announced that the foreign ministers of NATO next week they will meet in Riga to discuss the security situation. They will also meet their counterparts from Ukraine and Georgia. These are strong signs of our support Stoltenberg added.

Putin: Poland should not escalate tensions on the border with Belarus

There has been a crisis on the EU and NATO border with Belarus since the spring of the spring when the number of attempts to illegally cross the Belarusian border with Lithuania, Latvia and Poland by migrants from the Middle East, Africa and other regions increased.

The EU and member states emphasize that this is the result of the deliberate actions of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime, which instrumentally uses migrants in response to sanctions.

From September 2, due to the migratory pressure in the border zone with Belarus in 183 localities in the voivodeship Podlasie and Lublin voivodeships apply state of emergencywhich will last until December 2. Pursuant to the special act, a steel fence is to be erected on the border with Belarus by the middle of next year – a 180 km long and 5.5 m high dam will be built in Podlasie.

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