Serious escalation on the Belarusian-Polish border!
On Wednesday night, there were apparently successful breaches by migrants into Europe at two points on the border fence, who were actively supported by the Belarusian dictator’s soldiers and smugglers. Poland immediately sent many of those who stormed into Belarus.
The Polish border guards said in a statement on Wednesday morning:
Yesterday, on November 23, around 7:00 in the evening, a group of more than 100 aggressive foreigners forcibly pushed across the border between Poland and Belarus. Stones were thrown at the Polish services. The attack took place under the supervision of the Belarusian services.
Video recordings show a large hole in the border fence, about 60 kilometers north of the Belarusian city of Brest in the south of the country. Masked and heavily armed soldiers of Lukashenko’s regime stand behind the hole about four meters wide, which appears to be made in barbed wire with particleboard. One of them blinded the Poles with a flashlight.
Another image shows another crater near the Polish town of Melnik, about 200 kilometers south of the Kuznica border crossing, which was the focus of clashes last week. Here the border fence was apparently surmounted by a ladder made of wood.
“Groups of 40 aggressive foreigners attacked the Polish services with stones, branches and stun grenades,” Sharing the Polish authorities for this incident.
The migrants cannot be seen in the video or in the photo. Apparently they managed to cross the barrier before the Polish border guards entered.
Another message from the border guards on Wednesday fits this. Accordingly, there had been “267 attempts to cross the border illegally” the previous day. In 44 cases, “decisions to leave Poland” were made and implemented.
These are likely to be forcible returns of migrants to Belarus, the so-called “returns”, which Poland is not allowed to carry out at all under EU law.
However, one thing is clear: Lukashenko’s regime continues to help migrants cross the border into Europe – in addition to agitating and guarding refugees, it is now also apparently using tools, weapons and heavy equipment to get around the border regime.
The refugee housing erected in a logistics warehouse near Koznica, where about 100 people were housed, appears to be a propaganda attempt by the regime to give an impression of humanity and put an end to the crisis.
Indeed, Lukashenko’s followers and migrants are attacking the border fence in more and more places and this is at a distance of about 200 kilometers between the cities of Brest and Grodna, which is difficult to spot.