Migrants in Belarus tries to break through Polish border again

Source : 112 Ukraine

Refugees threw stones at the Polish border and hit dozens of Polish police officers, border guards and soldiers
12:20, 16 November 2021

Podlaska Policja Twitter

In the evening of November 15, a group of migrants in Belarus again attempted to storm the Polish border near Podlaskie Voivodeship, the Podlasie police reports on Twitter.

"Today, a group of 16 out of several hundred people tried unsuccessfully to cross the border in the Starzyna area," Polish police said.

According to them, migrants threw stones and hit dozens of Polish police officers, border guards, and soldiers.

Podlaska Policja Twitter

One of them had a helmet damaged on his head.

Podlaska Policja Twitter

The Poles managed to repel the attack of refugees at 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. Over 12,000 soldiers in a state of combat readiness were put on duty at the border. At the same time, migrants claim that their ultimate goal is not Poland, but Germany. Then two groups of immigrants broke through the fences on the Polish border near Krynki and Białowieża.

On November 10 the number of Polish troops on the border with Belarus has been increased to 15,000. The Polish Ministry of Defense stated that Belarusian security forces intimidated migrants by shooting.

Poland has stated that it is considering the possibility of closing the border with Belarus due to the situation with migrants.

On November 11, Poland has said a large group of migrants stormed the border near the town of Białowieża.

On November 14, a group of 50 migrants broke out of Belarus into Poland near the village of Stazhyna.

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