A number of photos from the border area were shown by Stanisław Żaryn, spokesman for the minister coordinator of special services. They show, among others, Belarusian officials who, as the spokesman wrote in social media, “behave as if they were carrying out special tasks”. The Territorial Defense Forces published a drone recording of a group of migrants walking along the border.
“On the Belarusian side, at the border with Poland, there are soldiers or officers who behave as if they are carrying out special tasks, guide migrants, organize training, shoot propaganda materials or give orders to Belarusians. Belarus stimulates the crisis,” Stanisław wrote on Twitter Żaryn, commenting on the photos he published showing Belarusian officers. He added that “Belarusians still provide migrants with support, for example in building a camp.”
“The hybrid operation against Poland is an action by the Lukashenka regime, supported and controlled by various state agencies. The entire migration route is supported by Belarusian institutions,” Żaryn said.
WOT publishes the drone footage
The Territorial Defense Forces published on Saturday in social media a recording of a drone made on the border with Belarus. It shows a group of a dozen or so people moving along the barbed wire barrier separating Poland from Belarus.
“A group of 12 people moving along the border on the Belarusian side. Location handed over to the Border Guard by the Territorial Defense Forces Group” – we read in the entry.
Additional information was provided by WOT in the next entry with the same recording. This time, in English, the Territorials reported that a group of 12 migrants tried to cross the border illegally and enter Poland. This attempt was stopped by the Border Guard and all migrants were detained.
A state of emergency and journalists are not allowed to enter
Due to the current state of emergency, journalists do not have access to the border area. When reporting on the events at the border, the media can use almost exclusively official government recordings and information.
Minister of the Interior Mariusz Kamiński he said on Saturday on the RMF FM radio that journalists from editorial offices that have nationwide coverage will be able to work in the border area on the terms specified by the Border Guard. Such a possibility is to be introduced by the amendment to the act on border protection, which will apply after the end of the state of emergency.
Main photo source: Twitter @StZaryn