A press conference of the Border Guard in front of the headquarters of the Podlasie Branch in Białystok is scheduled for 10 am on the current situation on the Polish-Belarusian border. We will report it on tvn24.pl.
The Border Guard said on Twitter that 599 attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border were recorded in the last 24 hours. Nine people were detained, including citizens of Lebanon, Iraq and Syria. Also 48 decisions were issued to leave the territory of the Republic of Poland. In turn, three people were detained for aiding in crossing the border, one Russian citizen, one citizen of Sweden and one citizen of Lithuania.
On Tuesday evening, Polish Radio Białystok informed that two very large groups of migrants had made their way to Poland from the territory of Belarus. Groups of at least several dozen foreigners breached the fences in the vicinity of Krynki and Białowieża. The Border Guard informed that some of the people managed to return to the border line, and that others were wanted by the officers. A spokeswoman for the Podlasie border guard department, major Katarzyna Zdanowicz, told the radio that “the fences were forcefully breached in both cases”. “Some people managed to cross this border. All of them were detained” – Michał Tokarczyk, the warrant officer of the Border Guard, informed Radio Lublin.
On Monday morning, a large group of migrants moved on the Belarusian side towards the border with Poland. Migrants gathered in the vicinity of Kuźnica. The Ministry of National Defense informed that day that the services of the Ministry of Interior and Administration and soldiers managed to stop the first mass attempt to cross the border. The migrants have created a camp, they are guarded by the Belarusian services.
The state of emergency at the border with Belarus
Since September 2, due to the migratory pressure, a state of emergency has been in force in 183 towns in the Podlaskie and Lubelskie provinces adjacent to the border with Belarus. A dam is to be built on the border with Belarus in the first half of 2022.
When reporting on the events at the border, the media can use almost exclusively official government recordings and information. Journalists have no access to the area covered by the state of emergency.
Main photo source: MON