Poland reacts to Lukashenko's unexpected desire for friendship
Poland has responded to the statement by self-proclaimed Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko about his intention to improve relations between the two countries. They noted that there is a simple way to do this.
This was stated by Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski in a commentary to RMF FM. He stressed that the Belarusian authorities must stop attacks on the border and release political prisoners, including Poles.
"If Belarus wants to have good relations with Poland, the way to do so is very simple. Stop the attacks on our border, release Andrzej Poczobut and other prisoners - more than 1,000 people are held in Belarusian prisons," Yablonski said.
According to the Deputy Minister, such a decision can only be made by the current Belarusian authorities.
"We do not have and have never had hostile intentions towards Belarus. We do not intend to maintain bad relations with Belarus. On the contrary, we would like them to be as good as possible, but it is the Belarusian authorities who behave the way they do, and they are fully responsible for the fact that we have bad relations. Belarus is simply a country that is hostile to Poland," he added.
Earlier, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko unexpectedly announced that he had instructed to "improve relations" with Poland, which he had previously accused of preparing aggression. He said that Belarus and Poland are neighbours, and "neighbours are not chosen, they are from God".
As reported earlier, Russian militants from the Wagner PMC located in Belarus imitated arriving at the Peschatka road checkpoint in the Brest region on the border with Poland.
As a reminder, the Belarusian Armed Forces have begun command and staff exercises at the Gozhsky training ground in the Grodno region of Belarus. It is located in close proximity to the border with Lithuania and Poland, i.e. not far from the territory of the so-called Suwalki corridor.