After the meeting – around 2.15 pm – a press conference is planned with the participation of Jens Stoltenberg and President Andrzej Duda.
Andrzej Duda he did with Jens Stoltenberg phone call last week. In an interview with journalists, the President of the Republic of Poland expressed his gratitude and satisfaction that Stoltenberg “presented his position in such a decisive manner” on the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border.
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The president also informed that during this conversation he had also outlined “all issues related to possible military threats” that could arise.
“I am talking about the possible, because we have not noticed them yet,” added Andrzej Duda. Moreover, as he reported, he asked head of NATO also for the alliance to “observe in a special way” the territory of the Polish-Belarusian border.
Jens Stoltenberg, after talking to Andrzej Duda, wrote on Twitter: “The use of migrants by Belarus as a hybrid tactic is unacceptable. NATO stands in solidarity with Poland and all our allies in the region.”
According to the information provided by the Border Guard, 267 attempts to cross it illegally were recorded on the Polish-Belarusian border. 44 decisions were issued to leave Poland.
Since the beginning of the year, the Border Guard has recorded over 35,000. attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border, of which over 6,000 in November, nearly 17.3 thousand. in October, almost 7.7 thous. in September and over 3.5 thousand. in August.
From September 2, due to the migratory pressure in the border zone with Belarus in 183 localities in the voivodeship In Podlasie and Lublin regions, a state of emergency is in force. It was introduced for 30 days under the ordinance of President Andrzej Duda, issued at the request of the Council of Ministers. The Seym agreed to extend the state of emergency for another 60 days.
By the middle of next year, a steel fence will be erected on the border with Belarus, topped with barbed wire and enriched with electronic devices. The 180 km long and 5.5 m high dam will be built in Podlasie. Along the border, motion sensors, day and night cameras will be installed. The Bug is a natural dam in the Lublin region.