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Jan Podlaski. Four people tried to cross the Bug by a pontoon. They were returned to Belarus

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The border guards and soldiers prevented four people who tried to cross the border in the Bug River in the late afternoon hours. Migrants were spotted at the Border Guard post in Janów Podlaski (Lubelskie).

The spokesman of the Bug River Border Guard Unit, Captain Dariusz Sienicki, said on Friday (November 19) that the day before “at the Border Guard post in Janów Podlaski, officers and soldiers prevented four emigrants from attempting to illegally cross the border from Belarus to Poland using a pontoon boat”.

He added that these people had been turned back to Belarus.

READ THE REPORT: The crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border >>>

In November, there were already over 34,000 attempts to illegally cross the border

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From the beginning of the year, the Border Guard recorded over 34 thousand. attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border, of which 6,000 in November, nearly 17.3 thousand. in October, almost 7.7 thous. in September and over 3.5 thousand. in August.


From September 2, due to the migratory pressure in the border zone with Belarus in 183 localities in the voivodeship In the Podlasie and Lublin regions, a state of emergency is in force. 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.

By mid-2022, a fence will be erected on the border

By the middle of next year, a steel fence will be erected on the border with Belarus, topped with barbed wire and enriched with electronic devices. The dam, 180 km long and 5.5 m high, will be built in Podlasie. Along the border, motion sensors as well as day and night cameras will be installed.

The Bug River is a natural dam in the Lublin region.

Main photo source: Wojciech Olkuśnik / PAP

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