Polish president signs law on wall construction on Belarus border

Source : 112 Ukraine

A fence will be erected on the Polish border, which is the external border of the European Union
11:50, 4 November 2021

Polish Radio

Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed a law on the construction of a fortification on the state border, Polish radio reports with a reference to the press service of the Head of State.

The law will come into force on the day following its promulgation. According to Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński, "we can afford to strengthen," and the appropriate funds will be allocated.

The bill, prepared by the Polish Ministry of the Interior and Administration, should simplify the urgent construction of fortifications due to migratory pressures on the border with Belarus.

As it was reported on October 31, legislators in Poland's Sejm parliament have finally approved the construction of a hard wall along the country's eastern border with Belarus to stem the tide of migration into the country.

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The publication notes that in the spring the number of attempts to illegally cross the border of Belarus with Lithuania, Latvia and Poland by migrants from the Middle East, Africa and other regions increased sharply. The European Union and its member states believe that this is the result of Belarus' deliberate action in response to the sanctions.

It is reported that on Tuesday, November 2, border guards recorded 351 attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border. Eight Iraqi citizens and eight Turkish citizens were detained. One Syrian citizen was detained for aiding and abetting.

In addition, since the beginning of the year, border guards have recorded 29 thousand attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border, including 15.7 thousand in October. On September 2, Poland has imposed a state of emergency on the border with Belarus due to the influx of illegal migrants.

Related: EU to introduce new sanctions against Belarus for abusing illegal migration mechanism

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