Polish President Andrzej Duda said he would like to freely cross the border with Ukraine, and in the future with Belarus.
“We are all in the Schengen zone … There are no problems with crossing the border. We want it to be the same with Ukraine, we hope in the future with Belarus. We want to be part of the free world,” Duda said on the air of the all-Ukrainian telethon.
He also noted that “Poland has never made any claims against anyone.” “We want to live in peace and tranquility, to build good neighborly relations. The best proof that we can live together is how we feel being in the EU, where in fact there are almost no borders between Poland and our neighbors in the European Union.”
Earlier, the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration of Poland, Mariusz Kaminski, ordered to suspend traffic at the Polish-Belarusian checkpoint “Bobrovniki” from February 10 in the “interests of state security.” Thus, on the Polish-Belarusian border there were only one border checkpoint for cars and one for trucks. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry said that official Minsk would not disregard any destructive steps taken by Poland and reserved the right to take more serious retaliatory measures.