Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has voiced concerns over the Russian Wagner forces’ movement towards the Polish border in Belarus. The situation at the border is becoming more tense, especially with over 100 Wagner mercenaries advancing towards the Suwalki Gap near Grodno in Belarus.
- Over 100 Wagner mercenaries are advancing towards the Suwalki Gap near Grodno in Belarus, intensifying the already tense Poland-Belarus border situation.
- The Poland-Belarus border has been under strain in recent years due to large numbers of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa seeking entry into the EU.
- Poland alleges that Russia and Belarus are using migrants as a means to destabilize Poland and other EU nations, terming it a form of hybrid warfare.
- Poland has started relocating more than 1,000 troops to the east amid growing concerns about the Wagner fighters’ presence in Belarus.
- Both Lithuania and Poland express concerns that Wagner mercenaries might disguise themselves to create disturbances or support illegal crossings into their territories.