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Border Guard officer “injured after being hit in the head by a tree branch”

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A Border Guard officer was hit on the head with a tree branch by a group of aggressive people near Białowieża – informs the Border Guard. Major Katarzyna Zdanowicz informed that the branch hit the eye area and the officer was taken to hospital. His life is not in danger.

According to the Border Guard's announcement on platform X, “a Border Guard officer was injured today after being hit on the head by a tree branch by a group of aggressive people.”

The incident occurred near the border with Belarus, near Białowieża. “The officer is in hospital, his life is not in danger,” it was added.

See also: Two Polish soldiers injured on the border. Struck by “stones and branches”

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The spokeswoman for the Podlasie Border Guard unit, Major Katarzyna Zdanowicz, clarified that the incident took place around 4 a.m. today. According to her, a group of about ten aggressive people on the section of the border secured by a steel barrier threw stones and thick branches at the Polish services, some of them also used gas. One of the intervening officers was hit on the head with a branch and suffered injuries around the eye.

More and more incidents on the Polish-Belarusian border

Statistics from the Border Guard show that the number of attempts to illegally cross the border from Belarus to Poland is increasing. Since the beginning of May, there have been approximately 7.5 thousand of them, while in April there were almost 3.4 thousand. Since the beginning of the year, nearly 17 thousand such attempts. Recently, the Border Guard has been reporting almost every day about aggressive behavior of migrants behind the steel barrier on the border with Belarus. Most often, it involves throwing stones and branches at Polish services.

Last week, one of the soldiers – on the section of the border near Dubicze Cerkiewne – was stabbed and was taken to hospital with serious injuries, two Border Guard officers were slightly injured in two other attacks.

Read also: A soldier was stabbed at the border and his condition is serious

After the incident near Dubicze Orthodox premieres Donald Tusk announced the creation of an additional buffer zone at the border with Belarus. Ministry of Interior and Administration is working on the final version of the regulation that will address this issue. The regulations were to enter into force on June 4, but – due to consultations, among others, with local governments – this date has been postponed.

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