Poland considering complete closure of border with Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Poland has already informed Belarus about this through diplomatic channels
19:21, 10 November 2021


Poland is considering the possibility of closing the border with Belarus due to the situation with migrants. This was stated by the speaker of the Polish government Piotr Müller, Wiadomosci reports.

The Belarusian authorities had been informed that such a possibility would exist if they did not cease their activities. So far, there has been no response from the Belarusian side.

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On Wednesday night two large groups of migrants managed to break through the border. Several dozen migrants had destroyed fortifications near the villages of Krynki and Bialowieza and crossed the border, as the Polish news agency PAP reported.

In both cases fences and barriers had been violently torn down. The migrants had different types of equipment and tools, another border guard was quoted as saying. According to allegations by the Polish authorities, the people are receiving tools from the Belarusian side.

Some of the migrants have been returned to Belarus, while others have been released. The police arrested more than 50 migrants for illegal entry. According to the local police spokesman Tomasz Krupa, the arrests had taken place in the past 24 hours near the village of Bialowieza. Several refugees have evaded arrest and are now being searched for.

Belarusian border guards released pictures of several people who were bleeding from their heads and hands. There were deep cuts in the palms of the hands after people tried to get over the barbed wire fences. They are Kurds. They said they got medical help.

Meanwhile, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS) does not currently record attempts by illegal migrants to enter Ukraine from Belarus, speaker of the SBGS Andriy Demchenko states in the comment to Interfax-Ukraine.

"We do not record any attempts by groups of illegal migrants to get from Belarus into Ukraine as of this moment," Demchenko stated.

Related: Belarusian security forces intimidate refugees with shots, - Polish Defense Ministry

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