Poland ‘will stop evil threatening Europe’: PM

“At this very moment a hybrid war is taking place at the Polish-Belarusian border, which Alexander Lukashenko, with the back room support from President Vladimir Putin, has declared against the entire European Union,” [Polish Prime Minister Mateusz] Morawiecki added.

“For centuries Poland has been guarding our common home,” he also said in his message.

“When invaders, tyrants and later totalitarian dictatorships had to be confronted we always stood on the front line,” he added.

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“The objective is to destabilize the situation in Europe for the first time since the end of the Cold War 30 years ago,” he said.

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The months-long migrant crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border has escalated in recent weeks, with Poland, the European Union and its member states, as well as NATO and the United States accusing Lukashenko of orchestrating the standoff in retaliation for Western sanctions against his regime.