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Belarusian soldiers try to push 35 people to Polish border

Source : 112 Ukraine

The overwhelming majority of these people were women and children
14:00, 12 November 2021

www.dw.com

“Last night, near the village of Kunice, the Belarusian army tried to force 35 people, including women and children, to go over to the Polish side,” the message says.

It is noted that Belarusian soldiers pushed these people into a barbed wire fence, but the attempt was thwarted by Polish police officers, border guards, and soldiers.

It is noted that there are about 200 people near the village of Kunice, which is guarded by the Belarusian army.

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Besides, about a hundred migrants are on the Belarusian side near the Płowce village. So far, they have not attempted to cross the border.

As it was reported on November 8, Belarusian journalists have published a video of a large crowd of migrants heading to the Polish border. It is noted that, according to preliminary estimates, several hundred refugees were heading for the border. Among the migrants were children.

In this regard, the Ministry of Defense of Poland has increased the level of combat readiness of troops. Currently, more than 12,000 soldiers are on duty at the border, they are in a state of combat readiness. At the same time, migrants claim that their ultimate goal is not Poland, but Germany.

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Migrants have set up a camp near the Polish border. According to the Polish authorities, there are 3-4,000 illegal migrants in the immediate vicinity of the border.

Head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen called on the EU countries to approve an extended sanctions regime against Belarus due to the situation with migrants on the Polish border.

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