More than nine thousand migrants have already reached Germany via Poland this year: the situation will not improve

The Polish border with Belarus is currently guarded by about 15,000 people. soldiers, border guards, police officers. However, according to German federal police, this does not prevent migrants from descending first to Poland and later to Germany. It is this state that migrants identify as the destination of their journey.

According to the German Federal Police, a total of 9087 people entered Germany via Poland this year. It is said that they came to Poland from Belarus.

Police data show that the situation began to deteriorate in August, at which time Poland reported an increasing number of attempts to cross its border illegally with Belarus.

Germany says 474 migrants arrived in Germany from Poland in August. Later, the numbers only grew. In October, the number of illegal migrations through Belarus and Poland increased to 5,285.

Tass / Photo by Scanpix / Migrants at the Polish border

The German-Polish border is an internal Schengen border that can be crossed at any time and in any place. However, due to the increased movement of migrants towards Germany, it is announced that the border section is currently being monitored more closely, and actions are being coordinated between Polish and German officials.

Maas: We are in a situation where Minsk must finally have the right consequences.

Germany announced three weeks ago that it would send an additional 800 officers to guard the Polish-German border. It has been said that if the need remains, forces at the border will be further strengthened.

According to the German publication Die Welt, migrants are most often helped to enter Germany by their compatriots who already live in the country. According to Die Welt, Iranians, Iraqis, Syrians and Turks are mostly detained for helping migrants.

Tass / Photo by Scanpix / Migrants at the Polish border

Tass / Photo by Scanpix / Migrants at the Polish border

According to the publication, the most common destination for migrants arriving via Belarus is Germany, as well as Finland.

Seeks new sanctions

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday that the time had come for new EU sanctions against Belarus over the migrant crisis at the Polish border.

“We are in a situation where (Minsk) must finally have the right consequences. That is what we want with our European partners, “he said.

Maas spoke at a parliamentary debate on the massive influx of migrants, which the EU said was being organized by Belarus’s illegitimate Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russian President Vladimir Putin this week over the migrant crisis on Poland’s border with Belarus. However, the head of the Kremlin said that Poland, as well as Lithuania, need to talk to Belarus about the situation.

Germany faced the migrant crisis particularly hard in 2015. At that time, more than a million asylum seekers came to Germany, mostly from Syria.


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