Poland’s National Security Council to meet on June 10

Poland’s National Security Council will meet at the start of next week to discuss migrant tensions on the country’s eastern border with Belarus, officials have announced.

Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks to reporters during a visit to France on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks to reporters during a visit to France on Thursday, June 6, 2024.Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara

The council is scheduled to convene at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 10, following a decision by President Andrzej Duda, state news agency PAP reported.

„Given what is happening on the border, I have decided to convene the National Security Council. The meeting will most likely take place on Monday at 4 p.m.,” Duda said on Thursday, as quoted by his office in an X post.

„It is absolutely necessary to discuss the current situation, which concerns our security and attracts the attention of the public. People deserve explanations,” the post added.

The meeting is expected to discuss rising migration pressure at the Polish-Belarusian border, but also focus on reports of soldiers being detained by military police for using firearms to deter illegal migrants, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.

According to a report by the onet.pl news website, three soldiers were detained by military police earlier this year after firing warning shots at a group of young men who had forced their way onto the Polish side of the border.

Two of the soldiers have reportedly been charged with abusing their authority and endangering lives.

The National Security Council advises the president and includes senior officials such as the Speakers of both houses of parliament, the prime minister, the defence, interior and foreign ministers, and prominent politicians from both the government and opposition.

The head of the president’s National Security Bureau (BBN) is also a member of the National Security Council (RBN).

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Source: IAR, PAP

Radio Poland

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