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Foreign Ministry Spokesman A.Glaz answers the question the question of the TASS agency about the demand of the Polish authorities to extradite the migrant who stabbed a Polish soldier to death

07 June 2024


We have received the note, and it will be considered in the light of all the circumstances. We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Of course, it is necessary to restore normal border contacts so that such tragedies do not occur.

However, a few years ago, the Polish side proactively and quite loudly broke off cooperation with Belarus in the law enforcement sphere, ceased contacts on legal assistance, and stopped the dialog in the line of border commissioners. All this, I emphasize, was done unilaterally by the Polish leadership.

Our position is consistent: we are open to mutually respectful dialog. Belarus is ready to restore co-operation in the law enforcement sphere, but this is a two-way street. Therefore, it is possible to restore such interaction only in full. Without this, such public notes are not a way to systematically solve the problem, but an excessive politicization of a quite specific issue, an attempt to justify oneself before one's own public opinion and to shift responsibility. Moreover, unfortunately, this is not an isolated case of Polish military deaths on the border, but for some reason the Polish leadership does not remember about it so publicly.

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