The attacks of migrants seeking to enter Poland from Belarus have reached the level of what can be deemed “hybrid warfare,” Hungarian security expert László Földi told daily Magyar Nemzet.
“(Hybrid warfare) is a form of war that is based on influence. They are not carried out by traditional tactical means, but by propaganda, using techniques designed to deceive people. It’s an effective strategy. In English, certain items are believed by people behind which there is a secondary intent, but this intent is not visible and may be revealed only by serious analysis. In this way, they achieve the goal they are planning,” Földi said.
He pointed out that the conflict on the Polish-Belarus border is the result of many converging factors, including an attempt to topple Lukashenko’s regime.
“There is a lot going on in this movement — a lot of problems are coming to a head — it is not just a Polish-Belarusian problem. This is a situation fueled by those who do not want to recognize Lukashenko’s power and are therefore putting pressure on Belarus, including those living there, by any means possible to try to overthrow the regime, regardless of the outcome of the elections,” Földi said. “The Minsk leadership responded, for example, by supporting the invasion of the EU, as this illegal migration is not a migration but an invasion of Europe’s normalcy, values, and stability.”
Földi also said that in using Poland, the powers lurking in the background want to turn the European Union against Russia.
“Another issue is that instead of European countries taking over the protection of Europe, internal tensions are being exacerbated and created where they have not been before, such as Russia-Poland, Poland-Belarus, and Belarus-Russia,” Földi added. He also said that the conflict is partly generated by forces who want to dismantle European nation states.
“Migration is fueled by those who have an interest in the transformation of Europe, the disintegration of nation states, and the questioning of normality. A lot of life situations that were previously thought to be normal are being transformed with different techniques, to which Europe has not yet been able to respond. The acceptable quality of life in Western European countries changed before 2015, and one of the very important reasons for this is the invasion that we call illegal migration,” Földi said.
“This is a planned, deliberately prepared and managed process to lead Europe into chaos.”