‘We will defend Polish border,’ conservative leader says amid migrant crisis

Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Poland’s governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, has said the country is building a barrier to better protect its frontier with Belarus amid a mounting migrant crisis.

“No one in their right mind can fail to notice that it is in fact a form of aggression, a form of hybrid war, and we are entitled to defend ourselves,” Kaczyński said, as quoted by state news agency PAP.

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He added: “We are also defending the external border of the European Union.”

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Both he [Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko] and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is backing him, are deadly scared of what they call colour revolutions,” Kaczyński was quoted as saying.

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He also argued that the migrant crisis “could be part of a wider offensive against the West, similar to what was done to Ukraine,” and so “those who have designs on Poland must know they won’t have it easy with us.”