The EU commissioner for internal affairs, Ylva Johansson, has ensured that the European Commission may transfer EUR 200 million for Poland, Lithuania and Latvia to secure the border, according to a communication from the Ministry of Interior and Administration. Johansson spoke on Thursday with the head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Mariusz Kamiński.
On Thursday, the head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Mariusz Kamiński, spoke by phone to the EU commissioner for internal affairs, Ylva Johansson. As the ministry informed, Kamiński provided information about the current situation on the Polish-Belarusian border. He also emphasized that apart from the crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, the fate of political prisoners in Belarus is also important, which requires increasing the participation of the entire European Union in efforts to free them. – it was written.
The ministry emphasized that Commissioner Ylva Johansson shared Poland’s position that Belarus’s actions must meet with a firm response from the European Union, and that the Lukashenka regime is responsible for the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border. She also stressed that it is possible for the European Commission to transfer EUR 200 million for Poland, Lithuania and Latvia for border security.
During the meeting, Minister Mariusz Kamiński provided information on the recent events on the Polish-Belarusian border and the measures taken to ensure the security of the EU’s external border. The head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration emphasized that Poland prevents illegal border crossing by migrants led by the Belarusian services. The Commissioner shared the Polish diagnosis of the situation and agreed on decisive action against the Lukashenka regime by imposing sanctions, as well as undertaking joint diplomatic actions in the country of origin of the migrants – was written in the press release.
It was added that the head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration noted that since the beginning of the crisis, Poland has been conducting a constant and extensive dialogue with various partners from the EU, as well as from outside the Community, e.g. with Ukraine. In all these talks, support for the activities of the Polish government was declared and understanding of the difficult and unprecedented situation on the border was expressed. – indicated.
This is another recent conversation by Kamiński devoted to the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border. The head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration spoke by phone with his counterparts, incl. in Great Britain, Slovenia, Ukraine and Austria, who expressed solidarity in the face of the crisis and assured of support. Last week, the head of the German Ministry of the Interior, Horst Seehofer, came to Warsaw for a meeting with the Polish minister, who also expressed his solidarity with Poland and thanked him for his actions on the border.
There has been a crisis at the borders of the EU and Belarus, since 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 sharply in the spring. The EU and the Member States emphasize that this is the result of the deliberate actions of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime, which in response to the sanctions instrumentally uses migrants, bringing them to Belarus and then directing them to the borders with the EU.