On Monday, Poland accused Russia and Belarus of directing illegal migrants to the Polish border.
A crisis has erupted on the Polish-Lithuanian-Latvian border with Belarus in recent months, with large numbers of migrants smuggled across the border by the regime of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko trying to avenge the West on sanctions imposed on Minsk for falsifying presidential and Minsk elections. due to the brutal repression of opposition protests.
Polish Prime Minister Matthew Moravecki told reporters in Warsaw that the wave of migrants is an organized operation on the part of Kiev and Moscow.
He said up to 7,000 migrants had been spotted at the border since the high start.
“It is clear that on the Belarusian side, on the Russian side – because probably no one believes that it is an independent act of Lukashenko – there is great determination and tens of thousands of people have already been brought to Belarus,” Moraveckis said.
These migrants are being used to put pressure on the EU’s external borders through illegal immigration, he added.
Four people were found dead on the Polish-Belarusian border on Sunday, according to information provided by officials from both countries. Elsewhere, eight tired migrants were found at the border, seven of whom were hospitalized, Polish border guards reported.
Poland has declared a state of emergency on the border with Belarus, and foreign nationals are banned from visiting the border.
Poland has deployed thousands of troops to the border and is building a barbed wire fence to prevent migrants from entering the country. The 60-kilometer section of the fence has already been completed.
The Polish-Belarusian border is 418 kilometers long.
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