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Lublin Province. Migrants pulled out of the marshes near the border with Belarus. An activist’s account

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Three migrants were rescued from the swamp at the border with Belarus, said Elżbieta Podleśna, an activist and social activist, on Tuesday evening. They were helped by the fire brigade. The incident took place near the town of Tarasiuki near Włodawa in the Lublin Province.

The rescue operation took place beyond the state of emergency, writes the OKO.press website, which previously published information and the activist’s report.

As Elżbieta Podleśna reported on Tuesday evening, the rescue operation lasted about three hours and ended. – Three people were, according to the rescuers, pulled out of the swamps at the last moment. There is a dangerous area there – she said in an interview with TVN24 magazine “Day after day”.


She noted that one of the people who had been assisted was conscious. – When asked if she wanted political asylum in Poland, she said yes. The police tried to jam it. I have a lot of respect for the fire department. Its members went to great lengths to track down those who were already weakening. These are three people aged 18 to 22, two girls and a boy – reported Podleśna.

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Podleśna: three people were pulled out of the swamps at the last minuteTVN24

The activist reported that one of the girls was “in poor condition”. – The other two people in a slightly better condition – she assessed and added that they would be transported to the hospital in Włodawa. The social activist expressed the hope that these people would be subject to a “normal, full-fledged” refugee procedure.

The activist reporting the rescue operation live on social media indicated that it was therefore certain that the incident took place in Poland. – Nobody can say that these people were in Belarus – she added. She explained that the place where the rescue operation was to be carried out is outside the state of emergency – about 8 kilometers from it.

Main photo source: Facebook / elzbieta.podlesna

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