Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki revealed the steps which Poland, Lithuania and Latvia are considering to counteract the migration crisis caused by the Belarusian regime.
“We have been discussing with Latvia and Lithuania in particular, whether to activate NATO’s Article 4. This is a solution which entails, that all sides involved will consult each other whenever one of them believes that there will a threat present to: their territorial integrity, political independence and security of an allied state,” he said.
On Saturday, the Polish prime minister met with Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte and Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins to consult on solutions to the crisis on the EU’s Eastern border.
In an interview for the Polish Press Agency, Morawiecki emphasized that “the Polish border will be an effective and final barrier for Lukashenko’s activities.”
“There is no doubt that affairs have gone too far. We now know that words are insufficient to stop the Belarusian regime. We are aware that stronger sanctions will be necessary,” he declared.
Morawiecki also criticized the actions of some Western media outlets, which have been reporting on the crisis from the point of view of Belarus. He stressed that disinformation and manipulation were the basic weapons of both Russia and Belarus and these skills hailed back to the Soviet Union, which was a master in such activities.
Morawiecki referred to a report on the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border made by an American news station. According to commentators, the Polish prime minister most likely had a recent CNN report in mind.
“This was clear manipulation. I fear that some journalists will do and say exactly what Lukashenko demands in exchange for receiving access to areas in which the migrants are located. This is how an alternate reality is being shaped in which the perpetrators are being whitewashed and responsibility is being put on Poland,” said Morawiecki.
Poland’s prime minister declared that his country was ready to provide humanitarian aid to the migrants on the border but pointed out that Belarus would have to stop blocking Polish humanitarian convoys.