Poland sends army to the border with Belarus because of migration pressure

The Polish government has announced the deployment of the military on the border with Belarus to step up surveillance in the region amid the arrival of more migrants from Belarus, who eased their surveillance at the beginning of the political struggle with its neighbors.

Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak informed about this cooperation agreement with the border guards on his Twitter account. More than 900 military personnel will take part in this mission.

Poland sends army to the border with Belarus because of migration pressure
Poland sends army to the border with Belarus because of migration pressure

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko warned at the end of May that his government would no longer prevent the transit of migrants who want to reach EU territory in retaliation for the sanctions of the Community bloc against Minsk.

This new policy is particularly noticeable on the Lithuanian border, but the pressure on the Poles has also increased. Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski has warned that everything points to “organized action” but has promised that his government will do everything possible to “seal” the border.

The Polish Interior Ministry estimates that almost 2,000 people tried to enter the country illegally in August alone. The security forces blocked the passage of 1,175 people, and another 760 were arrested.

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