On Saturday, a group of foreigners brought under the border by the Belarusian services tried to force their way into Poland – the Border Guard wrote on Twitter on Sunday. It was also reported about 208 attempts to illegally cross the border.
The Border Guard informed on Sunday morning that “on the section protected by the Border Guard Post in Czeremcha, a group of about 100 very aggressive foreigners brought to the border by Belarusian services tried to force their way into Poland” on Saturday. “The services prevented the border crossing” – added in the post on Twitter.
Earlier, the Border Guard informed that 208 attempts to cross it illegally were recorded at the border on Saturday. One immigrant – an Iraqi national – was detained. “31 decisions on leaving the territory of Poland were issued. The remaining attempts were prevented” – added in the entry.
An entry on Sunday morning on Twitter was also posted by the Army of Territorial Defense.
The police in Podlasie detained five people – citizens of Georgia, Belarus and the Netherlands – carrying migrants who had crossed the border illegally. There were a total of 15 people in their cars. The arrests took place during road checks in the villages of Treszczotki, Piątnica and in the vicinity of Dubicze Cerkiewne, Marcin Gawryluk from the press team of the Podlasie police said on Sunday morning.
The Georgian citizen was detained by policemen near Dubicze Cerkiewne. He was carrying 12 Iraqis in the car. The Belarusian was arrested in the town of Treszczotki, where the police checked his car. There were three Syrians inside. The last detention on Saturday was just before midnight. The policemen in Piątnica stopped two passenger cars in which three Dutch were driving. There were no migrants in their cars, but – according to the police – men are suspected of organizing illegal border crossing for an undetermined group of migrants.
Since the beginning of the migration crisis at the border with Belarus, the police have detained approx. 300 so-called couriers in connection with assisting with illegal border crossing.
The crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border
The migration crisis triggered by the regime of Alyaksandr Lukashenka is ongoing on the Polish-Belarusian border. It is about an organized action of bringing migrants to Belarus, so that they later try to cross the border with Poland illegally.
The situation worsened in the second week of November, when a large group of foreigners gathered on the Belarusian side of the border near the Kuźnica Białostocka – Bruzgi border crossing and made an attempt to cross the border by force. The group eventually moved to the border crossing itself, where it was attacked by the border. Among other things, stones were thrown towards the Polish services. Several Polish officers were injured.
On Friday, the police in Podlasie shared a recording of the deserted camp near Kuźnica on the Polish-Belarusian border on Twitter. Also border guards informed that the services were cleaning up the abandoned camp site near the border crossing in Bruzgi. The Border Guard published a video on social media from the place where people who were trying to get to Poland through the border with Belarus were camping. It shows people who, on the Belarusian side, are carrying out cleanup work in the place where the migrant camp used to be.
State of emergency
Since September 2, due to the migratory pressure in the border zone with Belarus, 183 localities in the Podlaskie and Lubelskie voivodships have been under a state of emergency. It was introduced for 30 days under the ordinance of President Andrzej Duda, issued at the request of the Council of Ministers. The Seym agreed to extend the state of emergency for another 60 days.
Journalists have no access to the area covered by the state of emergency. When reporting on events at the border, the media can use almost exclusively information published by services and representatives of state authorities.
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