Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Soldiers on the Polish border are afraid to use their weapons in self-defense

Soldiers defending Poland's eastern border admit that after the recent arrests, they are afraid to use their weapons. They realize there would be consequences of such actions.

As reported by the Onet portal, the Military Police arrested soldiers who used weapons against a group of immigrants armed with dangerous weapons on the Polish-Belarusian border. The incident occurred at the turn of March and April this year near the town of Dubicze Cerkiewne. This is the same area where a Polish soldier was stabbed, and consequently died, at the end of May .

According to unofficial media findings, this is not the only case of proceedings against soldiers who fired warning shots on the border with Belarus, but the command carefully conceals them. The Ministry of National Defense claims that the military can obtain legal assistance, but Onet reports that it was the arrested soldiers' colleagues from the unit who organized a fundraiser for lawyers.

PN: It seems that (new) leadership of Polish military is undermining the country's security. When I say "new" it's Polish an old cadre, some even educated in Russia military academies, who were brought back from "retirement" by the new government. In many cases without President's knowledge. The lack of President's strong reaction, like a call for new elections, to which he has a constitutional right as a commander-in-chief, is perplexing. 

- Based on reporting by Dorzeczy.