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    Poland’s Ruling Party Leader Affirms Timely National Elections Amidst Wagner Russian Mercenary Group Concerns

    Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and also the deputy prime minister, reassured the nation that the parliamentary elections would proceed as scheduled, despite the presence of the Wagner Russian mercenary group in Belarus.

    Addressing the issue during a family picnic in the town of Połajewo, located in western Poland, Kaczyński acknowledged the emergence of a new and concerning situation beyond Poland’s eastern border. He labeled the Wagner group as an “exceptionally dangerous armed formation,” highlighting that although it operates as a private company, it is widely recognized as a tool of Russia and not officially affiliated with any national army.

    Kaczyński stressed that the presence of the Wagner group in Belarus was not accidental but rather part of a deliberate strategy to create new threats and potentially organize provocations, with the possibility of breaching Poland’s border.

    Despite these concerns, the PiS leader emphasized that the Polish government does not underestimate the threat posed by the Wagner group. However, he expressed confidence that the country would continue to uphold its democratic processes and not allow external pressures to disrupt its national elections.

    “The elections, regardless of any external developments, will proceed as scheduled,” Kaczyński assured the public.

    By staying resolute in conducting national elections on time, Poland’s ruling party aims to affirm its commitment to democratic principles while acknowledging the need to remain vigilant in the face of security challenges posed by external actors like the Wagner Russian mercenary group.

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