In the area of Olchówka, in the Narewka commune, the soldiers found the body of a man. He had a backpack and a Nigerian passport with him. His identity will be determined.
Tomasz Krupa, a spokesman for the Podlasie police, said that on Tuesday the soldiers found the body about nine kilometers from the Polish-Belarusian border. He added that it was not known for certain whether the person was a Nigerian whose passport was found. Identity will be established. In connection with the incident on Tuesday, the policemen were under the supervision of the prosecutor. The man’s body was transferred to a forensics facility.
What is happening at the Polish-Belarusian border?
The migration crisis triggered by the regime continues at the Polish-Belarusian border Alexander Lukashenkawhich instrumentally uses migrants in response to EU sanctions. The situation worsened in mid-November, when migrants gathered near the border crossing in Kuźnica and tried to get to Poland by force. These attempts are repeated from time to time in different places on the border.
Read the tvn24.pl report: The crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border
From December 1 to March 1, under the regulation of the Minister of Interior and Administration, Mariusz Kamiński, it is forbidden to stay on the border with Belarus. It covers 115 towns of the Podlaskie Voivodeship and 68 towns of the Lubelskie Voivodeship. It was introduced immediately after the end of the state of emergency in this area, which limited the presence of journalists, doctors and activists of aid groups in the border area.
Journalists, despite the lifting of the state of emergency, cannot move freely in the border area. Currently, the commander of the Border Guard will be the one who will decide which journalists may stay in the border area. In this situation, representatives of the media must apply for accreditation in order to be able to work at the border with Belarus. In other cases, they must be based on the messages of the authorities and services.
Main photo source: PAP / Wojtek Jargiło