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Czechia is ready to help Poland with border crisis, could send police units

Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek declared his country’s readiness to offer Poland aid if the situation demanded it

editor: Grzegorz Adamczyk
author: tvp.info

Czechia is the next country to announce open support for Poland in the struggle against the migration crisis manufactured by the Belarusian government.

Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek discussed the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau on Sunday. He emphasized, that Czechia was prepared to bilaterally support Poland in the conflict.

Kulhanek noted that the Visegrád Four foreign ministers would meet on Monday to further discuss the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border. Kulhanek intends to repeat his offer of aid during the meeting and was in favor of additional sanctions against Belarus.

The Czech foreign minister was also supported by the deputy leader of the Mayors and Independents (STAN) party Vieslav Michalik who declared that Czechia “would show our neighbors that we are not cowards.”

Jakub Kulhanek, along with Andrej Babiš’s entire cabinet, has recently resigned. The new cabinet will be formed by the leader of the right-wing Civic Democratic Party (ODS) Petr Fiala.

On Saturday, the ODS parliamentary club called for the dispatchment of Czech police officers to the Polish-Belarusian border. ODS believes that the Czech government should support any decision that EU institutions will make concerning Belarus.