Czechia to hold off on deploying soldiers to help patrol Poland’s border with Belarus

The Czech Republic will hold off on sending up to 150 soldiers to help Poland protect its border with Belarus now that the migrant situation has stabilised, outgoing Defence Minister Lubomír Metnar said on Monday.

While both the incumbent and incoming Czech prime ministers agreed in principle to the deployment, parliament had yet to approve it. Meanwhile, the number of attempted crossings from Belarus into Poland has since fallen significantly.

“The planned deployment of Czech soldiers to Poland is not necessary yet because the situation on the border with Belarus has been stabilised,” Metnar said on Twitter, noting that his Polish counterpart, Mariusz Błaszczak, had informed him of that fact.

Author: Brian Kenety