“They have finally shown what interest they are acting in. Although they write in Polish, they think in Russian,” Law and Justice MP Michał Jach assessed in an interview with Niezalezna.pl. In a dramatic tone, the German portal describes stories of ‘civilians recruited by the military’ and hints at how to change the military category.
“Who are the civilians recruited by the military? Drivers and a parrot breeder – that’s the title of the text on Onet.
The article focuses on civilians who spread their arms upon hearing that they have been called up for a month’s military exercise.
Another civilian is a young man, a logistician by profession and a parrot breeder by day. “The military eventually decided that 800 parrots needed constant care. But it is not out of the question – as the breeder heard at the WCR – to repeat the referral in subsequent years. And next time, the bird-related explanation may no longer be enough,” we read.
The note about “many Poles” is not confirmed by the text itself, but since the authors posed such a dilemma, they also decided to share a remedy. Interestingly, it is a quote from an article on Tomasz Lis’s website – natemat.pl:
"Can a person who has received a military category A change to a lower category? Such a possibility exists. In order to do so, it is necessary to submit an appropriate application to the Military Recruitment Centre and submit a medical certificate showing that our health has deteriorated."
MP Michal Jach, head of the Parliamentary Committee on National Defence, shared a comment on those articles.
The editor-in-chief of Gazeta Polska, Tomasz Sakiewicz, also spoke on the matter. Portal’s actions remind him of “images from films about World War I or World War II, when leaflets were distributed to enemy soldiers, calling for surrender, informing them of betrayal, etc.”
He also warns that “supporting it, advertising in it, is supporting treason and actions to the detriment of Poland.”
He believes that weakening the Polish army “brings us (Poles – ed.) closer to the moment when Poland itself faces the threat of war.” “Why is Germany putting the security of Poland and NATO at such a monstrous risk?” he asks.
Colonel Miroslaw Bryś, head of the Central Military Recruitment Centre, spoke to the media on Thursday. At the very beginning, he indicated that those who are called up will be those who have taken the military oath and have been assigned of posting. He pointed out that “only a minimum number of people can be called up without training; these are people who have military specialities important to the Polish Armed Forces.”