Poland is Fully Prepared to Repel Any Attack from PMC "Wagner"
Michał Kamiński, the Vice Speaker of the Polish Senate, has stated that in the event of an attack on Polish territory by Wagner Group mercenaries, they will face a tough response not only from Polish forces but also from American military personnel.
In an interview with Espreso.TV, Kamiński assured that Polish authorities are closely monitoring the activities of Wagner Group mercenaries in Belarus, including their leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin. However, they perceive them not as executors of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's will, but as representatives of Russia.
The Vice Speaker acknowledged the potential threat to the Suwałki Corridor, a border area between Poland and Lithuania that connects the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia and the Republic of Belarus. Nevertheless, he stated that there are no threats to Warsaw and Bialystok. Should any provocations occur, the response will be forceful, rhetorically asking, "Who will pay for the coffins?" for those attempting any hostile actions.
It's worth noting that the Suwałki Corridor is approximately 80-90 kilometers long and is named after the Polish city of Suwałki.
According to Kamiński, if Wagner mercenaries attempt to enter Polish territory to carry out an attack, they will be neutralized by Polish security forces. The response will involve both police and border guards. Additionally, he reminded that American military forces are present in Bialystok and are ready to support.
The Polish politician emphasized the country's confidence by referring to a statement made by U.S. President Joe Biden during his visit to Poland. Biden assured that the United States, as a NATO territory, stands together in ensuring Poland's security, pledging to defend every inch of Polish land.
Kamiński added that if Wagner mercenaries attempt to enter the Suwałki Corridor on Lithuanian territory, Poland will undoubtedly stand in defense of its NATO neighbor, stating, "No one doubts that if necessary, we will defend Lithuania; it's sacred for us."
Regarding the potential threats posed by Wagner Group mercenaries, Andriy Demchenko, the spokesperson for Ukraine's State Border Guard Service, also commented on the issue during a national telethon. He mentioned that about 5,000 mercenaries have been detected on Belarusian territory, a few hundred kilometers away from Ukraine, Lithuania, and Belarus' borders. However, the threats they pose are currently not significant. Demchenko assured that intelligence agencies of all three countries are cooperating, minimizing the chances of any surprises.
Poland has constructed a several-kilometer-long fence on its border with Belarus and plans to build a similar one on the border with Russia. The fence is equipped with monitoring and protection systems and was erected during the so-called "migrant crisis" orchestrated by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
As The Gaze reported, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has stated that a group of mercenaries from the private military company Wagner is being relocated towards the Suwałki Corridor, which connects Poland with the Baltic countries and separates the territory of the Kaliningrad Oblast and Belarus.