The border between Poland and Germany is still crossed illegally by migrants from the Middle East. Only in the Vorpommern-Greifswald region in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 55 people have been arrested in recent days, the German police said. They were citizens of Iraq, Iraq and Syria – reports the website of the “Ostsee-Zeitung” daily.
On Monday in the city of Pasewalk, a spokesman for the federal police said that 55 people – women, men and children – were detained in the Vorpommern-Greifswald region in the Vorpommern-Greifswald region during the illegal entry into the country in Gegensee and on the road near Nadrensee in the first two days of October. They were people from Iran, Iraq and Syria, according to the website of the daily “Ostsee-Zeitung” (OZ).
Detainees were directed to refugee camps in Berlin and Horst near Boizenburg. “Two so-called recipients were arrested who came by car to deliver refugees around Germany” – informs OZ.
Illegal crossing of the German border
According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the number of such illegal border crossings has been growing rapidly for the past two months. Also in Vorpommern, more such cases have been recorded since mid-August, immigrants often cross the border in groups of 30 or more people – reports the daily.
According to the data of the ministry and federal police, in August 2021, 474 cases of illegal border crossing by migrants were detected on the entire Polish-German border. In September, however, 2,000 such incidents were detected and detained, of which 1,300 people were detained in Brandenburg.
“As it appears from earlier findings, most of the detained enter Belarus, and then go west through Lithuania and Poland, often with the help of smugglers” – writes OZ.
Migrants on the Polish-Belarusian border
In Poland, an increased number of migrants is observed in the areas near the border with Belarus, where the external border of the European Union also runs. For months there have been migrants, mainly from the Middle East. They are brought by the Belarusian authorities and sent to the border with Poland. It is – as indicated by the Polish authorities – an element of the hybrid war waged by the regime of Alyaksandr Lukashenka. Part of the Lublin region and Podlasie – 183 towns in total – is under a state of emergency. There are numerous restrictions. Journalists have no access there.
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