In Poland, on October 15, it is proposed to hold a referendum simultaneously with the parliamentary elections. This is written by the Polish edition of Wyborcza..
The referendum is initiated by the ruling Law and Justice party. Citizens of Poland are invited to ask four questions – about whether they support the demolition of the fence at the border with Belarus, the privatization of state-owned enterprises, raising the retirement age to 60 for women and 65 for men, and accepting migrants from the Middle East and Africa, according to the EU program on resettlement of migrants.
“The most important security issues should be decided by citizens. Poland could be Putin’s next target, and our security is under real threat. That is why we are consistently strengthening the Polish army and building a fence on the border with Belarus and Russia,” – declared Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak in a distributed video..
The decision to hold a referendum has yet to be approved by the Polish Parliament. It is expected that the issue will be considered on August 16-17.
After the migration crisis in 2021, Poland built a wall 5.5 meters high and 186 kilometers long on the border with Belarus. The fortification consists of several lines of defense and is equipped with modern electronic devices, including motion sensors and day and night vision cameras.
The issues of strengthening the protection of the border with Belarus in Poland are also being raised against the backdrop of the movement of mercenaries of the PMC “Wagner” to Belarus, who, together with the Belarusian military, carried out “combat training tasks” near the Polish border in the second half of July. Alexander Lukashenko, three days after the announcement of the exercises, at a meeting with Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, said that he was allegedly keeping Wagner PMC mercenaries from marching on Warsaw, and a week later he called these words a joke.
A similar fence 199 km long has been erected on the border with Russia (on the border with the Kaliningrad region). The height of the fence is two and a half meters, it consists of three rows of fences. Construction of the electronic fence began this year. The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the minister coordinating the special services, Mariusz Kaminski, said that it would be incredibly modern, and the Polish authorities would receive “full monitoring of what is happening on the border with Russia.”