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New attempt to storm Polish border by migrants near Białowieża

Source : 112 Ukraine

However, the assault attempt failed and the migrants could not enter Poland
14:36, 11 November 2021

Nasha Niva

Poland has said a large group of migrants stormed the border near the town of Białowieża, RMF24 reports.

A group of migrants in the vicinity of Białowieża could number as many as 300-400 people. However, the assault attempt was unsuccessful and the migrants were unable to enter Poland. It is reported that the Polish military fired several shots into the air.

Deputy Interior Minister Bartosz Grodecki said that due to the involvement of law enforcement officers in the celebrations of Independence Day, a storming of the border is possible in the evening.

In total, there have been 468 attempts to illegally cross the border from Belarus to Poland in the last 24 hours, Polish border guards said. With regard to 42 foreigners, a decision was made to expel them from the territory of the Republic of Poland.

Related: UN to hold urgent meeting on situation with migrants on Polish-Belarusian border

As it was reported on November 8, Belarusian journalists have published a video of a large crowd of migrants heading for 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 15,000 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. Then two groups of immigrants broke through the fences on the Polish border near Krynki and Białowieża.

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.

The current situation on the Polish-Belarusian border is explained in more detail HERE.

Related: Ukrainian law enforcement officers put on high alert due to situation on Polish-Belarusian border

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