Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, and Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, visited Krynki, Podlaskie Voivodeship, on the border with Belarus.
This was reported by Polskie Radio.
During a meeting with border guards, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak recalled that in the fall of 2021, there were attempts at hybrid attacks from the Belarusian border, and the Lukashenko regime organized migration pressure. In response, a permanent fence equipped with telemetry was built.
"The same solutions are in place on the border with the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation. We make sure that the border is safe and tight. We are aware that the threats have not disappeared. Poland was attacked so that Russia could restore its empire," Blaszczak said.
The defense minister also noted that investing in border fences is the right and necessary decision.
It should be recalled that in the summer of 2022, the construction of a physical barrier on the Podlasie part of the border with Belarus in the northeast of the country was completed. The barrier is a 5.5-meter-high, 186-kilometer-long fence made of steel spans.
In addition, the electronic barrier also covers areas where there is no physical fence, providing additional control. It was equipped with 3,000 day and night vision cameras, thermal imagers and detection cables.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 26/06/2023