According to the spokeswoman for the Border Guard, in the section near Białowieża (Podlasie) there was provocation by the Belarusian services. Polish officers were blinded by green laser light. The Border Guard also said that on Saturday six people tried to illegally get across the border to Poland.
The spokeswoman of the Border Guard Lieutenant Anna Michalska said on Sunday that another provocation took place in the area of Białowieża. – The Belarusian services used the hunting pulpit standing at the Polish-Belarusian border. Polish officers were blinded by the green laser – she said.
6 people tried to cross the border
On the same day, the Border Guard informed on Twitter that on January 22, “only 6 people tried to cross the Polish-Belarusian border illegally.”
According to the Border Guard, in the section protected by the Border Guard unit Dubicze Cerkiewne, a group of six foreigners cut a concertina and went over to the Polish side. “There were 2 Cameroonian, 2 Guinean national, Ghanaian and Cuban national in the group,” the release reads. They were all detained. “Today after midnight, 11 citizens of Iraq were detained at the border guarded by the Border Guard post, Czeremcha,” said the Border Guard.
Several months of crisis at the border
Last year, the Border Guard recorded 39.7 thousand. attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border. In December last year over 1.7 thous. attempts to cross the border illegally, 8.9 thousand in November, 17.5 thousand in October, 7.7 thousand in September, and 3.5 thousand in August.
From December 1 to March 1, 2022, it is forbidden to stay in the area near the border with Belarus, from which, inter alia, residents or local entrepreneurs. It covers 115 towns of the Podlaskie Voivodeship and 68 towns of the Lubelskie Voivodeship.
Main photo source: border guards