According to Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński in an interview with Polish Radio, Russia and Belarus occasionally make hostile gestures and provocations toward Poland to alarm the Polish people and take steps that may harm them.
According to the MFA deputy chief, accidents like the missile crashing in a forest near Bydgoszcz can be anticipated.
He stated, “We have to be aware that there will still be a lot of such provocative measures, actions designed to give the appearance of a threat from these countries”.
Jabłoński emphasized that the Bydgoszcz missile incident is still under investigation and that a large portion of the information about it is classified.
The deputy minister declared that Poland wants Russia to quit acting provocatively. A Russian SU-35 repeatedly flew quite close to a Border Guard aircraft while it was carrying out responsibilities for the EU Frontex agency, which caused turbulence.
This is why, according to Paweł Jabłoński, the Foreign Ministry summoned Sergei Andreyev, the Russian ambassador, and presented him with a forceful complaint and a demand that Russia cease its provocative acts against Poland and its allies.
“Russia, which acts either deliberately or chaotically, is not in control of what is happening. It’s apparent how the Russian state functions, that in addition to the regular Russian army, there are mercenary groups, or groups recruited from prisons, not entirely under control, there are rivalries, and there are attempts at escalation to increase influence. One has to reckon with the fact that the threat is real,” Paweł Jabłoński said.
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