Selin ATAY-TDO-Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus, said that Poland may be making plans to seize part of the country as the crisis worsened. An aide to Polish president, Krzysztof Szczerski, responded by saying that Lukashenko’s words are unacceptable.
As Lukashenko commented that Warsaw planned to seize the Grodno region that has a border with Poland and Lithuania in case Belarus collapses, the relationship between Poland and Belarus have become tense.
Warsaw called the Belarus ambassador to remonstrate against the “groundless accusations”.
Szczerski said in the public radio that “His words are unacceptable. This is propaganda and nobody has an intention like that.” He also added that Belarus’s situation is going to worsen.
Since the August 9 election that the opposition claimed that it was rigged to elongate the Lukashenko’s 26-year in presidency, Belarus has been in tumultuous situation. In order to suppress the demonstrations, security forces used force on protesters and arrested them.
The important question is how Western Europe will react, as Russia signaled that it is ready to use force if Belarus needed, said Szczerski.
Wary of provoking a military response by Russia, as happened in Crimea in 2014, the Western Europe has so far responded cautiously.
Szczerski referred to Russia’s interventions in the internal affairs of the East bloc under the Soviet foreign policy and said that unless the West keep its “we win, they lose” approach to Moscow, Putin is to expand the Brezhnev Doctrine step by step.