The Head Of The Polish Defense Ministry Denied The Supply Of Ammunition To Belarus
Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said that Warsaw did not sell any ammunition to Minsk.
"Neither the Ministry of defense nor the government gave any consent to export ammunition to Belarus. "Polish weapons group," Polish factories do not produce ammunition of this kind. Maybe we are dealing with some kind of provocation, "he commented on Thursday on photos of shell casings that appeared on the Internet with the inscription in English Made in Poland ("Made in Poland").
These casings were allegedly found in Minsk after riot police opened fire with rubber bullets at protesters.
"Once again, I categorically deny that there was no agreement of the Polish government to sell ammunition to Belarus," Błaszczak said on Polish radio.
Meanwhile, the Polish newspaper "Rzeczpospolita" noted that the sale of weapons abroad is under strict control - the company must have an export permit from the Ministry of development, which consults on these issues with the security services and the Polish Foreign Ministry.
In Belarus, protests took place for the fourth day in a row. The protesters do not agree with the announced results of the presidential election, in which, according to preliminary data from the CEC, the current President Alexander Lukashenko won 64.49% of the vote, and his primary rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya - 14.92%.
Earlier it was reported that one person was killed during the protest, and more than 200 people (including law enforcement officers) were injured.