Poland not to send troops to Donbas – PM Kopacz

Poland will not participate in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz told Polskie Radio on Monday.

“In my opinion, at the present day the Poles deserve to be honestly, accurately and truthfully told that Poland is not going to be involved in any war,” Kopacz said, commenting on a statement by presidential candidate Andrzej Duda, who said last week that sending Polish military to Donbas would be a ‘difficult decision’ but added that such option was worth considering.

Kopacz expressed hope that this year’s presidential candidates would uphold her position. The incumbent President Bronislaw Komorowski is also not going to ‘send anyone to war’, she added.

Under the Polish constitution, the Polish military can be sent into combat abroad by a decision of the president, but this has to be approved by the government.

www.belsat.eu/en, following Polskie Radio, Unian

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