The Border Guard has adapted military facilities in Wędrzyn in the Lubuskie Voivodeship into a guarded center for foreigners, which can accommodate several hundred people – said the spokeswoman of the Border Guard, Second Lieutenant Anna Michalska.
– In Wędrzyn, in the Lubuskie Voivodeship, we are adapting military facilities to a guarded center for foreigners. Ultimately, the center can accommodate up to several hundred people, but we will prepare them gradually, depending on the needs – said Michalska.
About a thousand foreigners in centers run by the Border Guard
Currently, about a thousand foreigners detained after having illegally crossed the border are detained in the centers run by the Border Guard. – We still have places, but if necessary we adapt new ones – explained the spokeswoman of the Border Guard.
It is another recently launched center. Commander in Chief of the Border Guard, Maj. Gen. SG Tomasz Praga informed a week ago that due to increased migration on the Polish-Belarusian section of the border, guarded centers for foreigners were opened in Biała Podlaska and Czerwony Bór.
Centers for foreigners
The foreigner is placed in a guarded center pursuant to a decision of the court having jurisdiction over the place of detention. Persons placed in the center or in the detention center for foreigners should be provided with permanent medical care and food in accordance with religious and cultural requirements. They are also allowed to practice religion.
Poland and all the Baltic states – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia accuse Belarus of organizing the transfer of immigrants to its territory under the so-called hybrid war. The immigrants come from, among others, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other countries. In a joint statement, the prime ministers of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia stated that the current crisis on the borders with Belarus was planned and systematically organized by the regime of Alyaksandr Lukashenka. They also called on the Belarusian authorities to stop actions leading to escalating tensions.
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