Chargé d’affaires of the US embassy in Poland, Bix Aliu, commented on the tense situation on the Polish-Belarusian border. “Lukashenka’s regime is putting the lives and health of migrants at risk, using them to escalate the border crisis and provoke Poland,” he wrote. As he added, “hostile actions by Belarus are dangerously aggravating the situation on the border with the EU and NATO and must end immediately.”
At the Polish-Belarusian border “the largest attempt to date by force to enter Poland by force began“- said in the morning the spokesman for the minister of the coordinator of special services, Stanisław Żaryn.
Before 11 o’clock, the Polish Ministry of Defense posted a recording from a helicopter presenting the situation near Kuźnica in the Sokolski poviat. The city belongs to the area under the state of emergency. The recording shows a cordon of officers on the Polish side and hundreds of migrants on the Belarusian side, at the border barbed wire.
On the recordings previously made available by independent Belarusian media, one could see hundreds of migrants with backpacks and sleeping bags walking along the road towards the border crossing with Poland, Kuźnica Białostocka-Bruzgi. These people are accompanied by armed men in uniform.
Chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Poland: Lukashenka’s regime puts the lives and health of migrants at risk
Bix Aliu, chargé d’affaires of the US embassy in Poland, commented on the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border on Monday morning. “The Lukashenka regime is putting the lives and health of migrants at risk, using them to escalate the border crisis and provoke Poland. Belarus’ hostile actions are aggravating the situation on the border with the EU and NATO and must end immediately,” he wrote, referring to the recording from the Polish-Belarusian border which was published by the Belarusian opposition journalist Tadeusz Giczan.
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