26 Apr 2022 14:58

Polish border guards report deterioration of migrant problem on border with Belarus

MINSK. April 26 (Interfax) - Poland's Border Guard Service on Tuesday reported the deterioration of the migrant problem on the border with Belarus, as, the service said, more than 100 illegal migrants tried to cross the Belarusian-Polish border in the past day.

"A total of 103 foreigners - citizens of Jordan, Morocco and Senegal - attempted to cross from Belarus into Polish territory on April 25. On two occasions, they tried to force their way across the border: 38 people illegally crossed the border in the sector of the Czeremcha border outpost, and another 21 in the Melnik sector. They hurled stones and sticks at border patrols," Poland's Border Guard Service said in a statement.

Earlier this year, this figure did not exceed 50, or 15-25 people on most occasions, it said. Meanwhile, Polish border guards have also said more than once that migrants undertook attempts to force their way through the border, sometimes allegedly with the help of Belarusian border guards.