US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan spoke to the head of the National Security Office, Pavel Soloch, on Wednesday and offered strong support for Washington in the face of the Lukashenka regime’s actions at the border, the White House said. The situation in Ukraine was also discussed.

“[Jake Sullivan – red.] Emily Horn, a spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council, said in a press release that he has provided strong support to Poland in the face of the actions of the Lukashenka regime, which has caused an immigration crisis at the Polish-Belarus border.

“The two leaders also exchanged views on Russia’s military action on the border with Ukraine and pledged more close consultations,” Horn added.

See: Vladimir Putin: Poland should not escalate tensions on the border with Belarus

A National Security Council spokeswoman added that during a phone conversation with the head of the National Security Office, President Biden’s adviser “emphasised strong cooperation on defense matters and welcomed ongoing efforts to strengthen NATO’s deterrence force.”

Last week, Polish and American diplomatic chiefs Zbigniew Rau and Anthony Blinken discussed the same topics. Blinken at that time also expressed solidarity with Poland and condemned the actions of the Belarusian regime.

The tense situation at the border

From September 2, due to immigration pressure in the border region with Belarus at 183 locations in the district, a state of emergency applies in the Podlasie and Lublin regions. It was introduced for 30 days by decree of President Andrei Duda, issued at the request of the Cabinet. After that, Sim agreed to extend the state of emergency for another 60 days.

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By the middle of next year, a steel fence will be erected on the border with Belarus, topped with barbed wire and enriched with electronic devices. The dam will be built with a length of 180 kilometers and a height of 5.5 meters in Boudlassi. Along the border, motion sensors and day and night cameras will be installed.

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