Polish Foreign Minister hints at the possibility of a complete closure of the border with Belarus

Radoslaw Sikorski on TV24

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has made it clear that Warsaw may completely close the border with Belarus, he said in an interview with TVN24.

The Foreign Minister was asked whether Warsaw could demand anything from Minsk following the death of its border guard, who was stabbed by a migrant near the border with Belarus.

“Our border crossings are still functioning. We are currently studying the consequences for our economy,” Sikorski said.

The foreign minister noted that, for example, “the Finns have closed their border crossings with Russia, and this sneaking around is over.”

The Polish Foreign Minister also stressed that what is happening on our eastern border “is a fully controlled operation by Russian and Belarusian services at the moment. “And what is particularly appalling is that these people are being instructed by Belarusian state officials on how to punch a Polish soldier, a Polish border guard, even when our guys are wearing vests. This is completely unacceptable,” Radoslaw Sikorski said.

“And what is particularly horrifying is that these people are receiving instructions from Belarusian state officers on how to stab a Polish soldier, a Polish border guard, even when our guys are wearing vests. This is absolutely unacceptable.”

Radoslaw Sikorski, Polish Foreign Minister

The foreign minister added that “we will decide after analyzing the consequences, so that Lukashenko will feel the consequences, not us.”

Earlier, migrants attempting to cross from Belarus stabbed a border guard in Poland, leading to his death.

On May 28, a group of about 50 foreigners threw branches and stones at Polish patrols near the border outpost in the village of Dubicze Cerkiewne. When the migrants tried to cross the border by force, one of them stabbed a Polish soldier.

After that, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced restrictions on access to the border area.

On June 6, it was reported that President Andrzej Duda decided to convene a meeting of the National Security Council due to the events of recent months on the border with Belarus, where migration pressure and the number of attacks on border guards have increased.

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