Migrants who attacked the Polish services at the border crossing Kuźnica Białostocka – Bruzgi on Tuesday evening were back in the forest camp on the border of Belarus with Poland on Tuesday evening – said the spokeswoman for the Border Guard, Second Lieutenant Anna Michalska. Earlier, the migrants, supplied by Belarusians with rubble and rocket grenades, tried to break through the border. Polish police, army and Border Guard repulsed the attack. The action lasted about two hours.
“After today’s attack on Polish services in the vicinity of the Bruzgi border crossing in Belarus, foreigners moved to the area of the former encampment. At the moment, there are about 2,000 foreigners” – the Border Guard wrote on Tuesday evening in social media.
The entry is accompanied by a video showing, among others like two people throwing stones at the Polish officers, and a group of people sitting in a circle by the fire. In an interview with PAP, a spokeswoman for the Border Guard, Sec. Anna Michalska announced that there is now “relative peace”. – People are in a camp, where they sit and light fires – added Michalska.
– We assume that there are about two thousand people there – she said.
The Border Guard informed that the migrants had started returning to the camp after 2 p.m. the announcement and the recording was published.
Belarusian media: Lukashenka ordered women and children to be deployed at the logistics center
The Belarusian state news agency BiełTA announced on Tuesday that some of the migrants from the camp on the Polish-Belarusian border go to a nearby logistics center. The agency also reports on preparations for the admission of migrants that have already begun on its premises.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka instructed the governor of Grodno, Uladzimir Karanik and the inspector of the region, Yury Karajeu, to prepare a logistics center near the border for migrants to stay there, ” Puł Firstogo, close to Lukashenka’s press service, handed over to him.
As stated, mainly women and children are to be placed there.
Attack near Kuźnica
Earlier, the spokesman of the minister for the special services coordinator, Stanisław Żaryn, informed that Polish officers and soldiers had repulsed the first wave of attacks by migrants. The services reported that a Border Guard officer, seven policemen and a soldier were injured.
The situation at the border crossing Kuźnica Białostocka – Bruzgi worsened on Tuesday morning, when the migrants who had arrived there the day before threw stones, branches and stun grenades at the Polish services and tried to force their way into Poland. The police used water cannons. Tomasz Krupa, spokesman of the Podlasie police said that the attack lasted a total of over two hours.
State of emergency
Since September 2, due to the migratory pressure in the border zone with Belarus, 183 localities in the Podlaskie and Lubelskie voivodships have been under a state of emergency. 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.
Journalists have no access to the area covered by the state of emergency. When reporting on the events at the border, the media can use almost exclusively official government recordings and information.
By the middle of next year, a steel barrier will be erected on the Podlasie section of the border with Belarus, topped with barbed wire and enriched with electronic devices. The dam will be 180 km long and 5.5 m high. Along the border, motion sensors as well as day and night cameras will be installed. The Bug River is a natural dam on the section of the Polish-Belarusian border in the Lubelskie Voivodeship.
Main photo source: Border Guard / Twitter