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 Poland to reinforce its diplomatic missions in Ukraine with additional security personnel, FM Waszczykowski says

Poland will resume operation of its consulates in Ukraine when it has utmost confidence in their security.

This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Witold Waszczykowski, Censor.NET reports citing Radio Poland.

He said the Foreign Ministry intends to strengthen the security of the Polish diplomatic missions by sending additional security guards. The ministry decided that all diplomatic missions in Ukraine will be closed after the attack on the Polish consulate in Lutsk until further notice.

Waszczykowski told a press conference that the security of the Polish consulates in Ukraine was priority for the Foreign Ministry.

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"We have limited the work of our consulates. Now they are only available to Poles in emergency situations," the minister said.

According to him, the diplomatic missions will be reopened when the Polish side has utmost confidence in their security. The minister stressed that the Ukrainian side was in charge of providing security for the Polish consulates.

"When we are confident that the Ukrainian side and us have done our best to ensure the security of our missions, only then we will restore their normal operation," Waszczykowski stressed.

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As previously reported, the building of the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk was attacked on the night of March 29. Deputy Consul Krzysztof Sawicki said it was a terrorist attack. Fragments of an RPG grenade were found at the scene. Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called the incident "a vile provocation " and said the criminals must be punished. President of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance Volodymyr Viatrovych said the provocations against Polish-Ukrainian relationship are entering a new, much more dangerous phase.

Foreign Ministry of Poland has summoned Ukraine's Ambassador Andrii Deshchytsia in connection with the incident in Lutsk and is to send a protest note to Kyiv. Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) said the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk came under grenade launcher fire. A terrorist attack is named among the scenarios behind the incident. SBU said the Russian Federation is the only actor interested in provocations against Poland in Ukraine.
 
 
 
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