The Czech authorities claim that the incident occurred at the end of the month of may near a small village known under the name of Pelhřimovy, just the other side of the border of Poland. They added that their diplomats had immediately informed their counterparts in Polish and that the Polish soldiers were found to be “more” present on the site, that the nationals of the Czech republic can visit as they wish.
The Polish ministry of foreign Affairs has confirmed the incident while contradicting the assertion that it has been officially notified. Neither the ministry nor the embassy of Poland in Prague have not been officially informed about it, said a spokesman with NPR.
“According to our information, the matter has been discussed by the authorities responsible for the protection of the borders on the sides-Polish and Czech,” said the press office of the ministry in a press release. “In the spirit of good relations between Poland and the Czech Republic, we believe that it was only a minor misunderstanding that was quickly cleared up. “The Polish ministry of Defence did not immediately respond to request for comment from NPR. But in a statement to CNN, officials have offered more details about the “misunderstanding” between the two members of the european Union, which, they say, occurred just the other side of the border of a small village on the border Polish known under the name of Pielgrzymów. The soldiers who attended the border guards of the countries have simply established their post in the wrong place last month. This was ” not a deliberate act “, the ministry said.
“It was corrected immediately and the case was resolved – also for the Czech part,” explained a spokesperson to CNN.
Although the two countries belong to the EU, Poland has closed its borders for nearly three months to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Poland has lifted these restrictions for most of its neighbors on Saturday, a few days before the deadline set by the EU’s open internal borders within the Union.
The spokesperson of the Czech ministry of foreign Affairs, Zuzana Štíchová, has clearly indicated that there were no hard feelings towards this small dust.
“Our Polish counterparts have assured us informally that the incident was a misunderstanding caused by the Polish army without hostile intent “, she said. “However, we are still waiting for an official statement. “