The police in Podlasie have published a recording from the Polish-Belarusian border. “Guarding the borders on the ground and from the air” – reads the entry on Twitter with the video. The material includes, among others, shots of the border taken from the helicopter deck. You can see the migrants’ camp on the Belarusian side and the Polish services guarding the territory of the country.
According to information from Polish authorities and services, as well as videos posted by them on social media, from Monday a large group of migrants gathered on the border between Belarus and Poland, near the Kuźnica Białostocka-Bruzgi border crossing, attempting to cross the border by force. The Ministry of National Defense informed in the afternoon that the services of the Ministry of Interior and Administration and soldiers had managed to stop the first mass attempt to cross the border. The migrants set up a camp in the Kuźnica region. They are guarded by the Belarusian services.
Police in Podlasie published another recording of the border on Tuesday. Some of the footage are shots taken from a helicopter, showing the migrants’ camp on the Belarusian side of the border and the officers of the Polish services guarding the territory of Poland. “Guarding the borders on the ground and in the air,” wrote in a Twitter entry that was attached to the recording.
On the profile of the Territorial Defense Forces there is a photo of a part of the group on the Belarusian side. “The briefing of men – migrants with a Belarusian propagandist. Nothing on the border happens without the participation and approval of Belarusian services” – it was described.
Migration crisis on the border with Belarus
Since the spring, the number of attempts to illegally cross the Belarusian border with Lithuania, Latvia and Poland by migrants from the Middle East, Africa and other regions has increased sharply. The European Union and the Member States believe that this is the result of the deliberate actions of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime, which instrumentally uses migrants in response to sanctions.
From the beginning of the year, the Border Guard recorded over 30,000. attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border. Recently, there have been attempts to forcibly enter the territory of Poland by foreigners grouped by the Belarusian services abroad, as well as provocation by these services.
Since September 2, due to the migratory pressure, a state of emergency has been in force in 183 towns in the Podlaskie and Lubelskie voivodships adjacent to the border with Belarus. A dam is to be built on the border with Belarus in the first half of 2022.
Main photo source: Police