Poland has fortified 60 kilometers of its border with Belarus. The reason for this radical measure

Saturday, May 7, 2022, 11:39 p.m.

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Poland has so far fortified about 60 kilometers of its border with Belarus through a permanent barrier, Polish border police announced on Saturday (May 7th).

Construction work is underway and is due to be completed by the end of June.

The Polish-Belarusian border is 418 kilometers long, of which 186 kilometers are land. Last summer and autumn, the border situation was strained as thousands of people tried to enter the EU illegally.

The European Union on that occasion accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of deliberately bringing migrants from regions in crisis to the EU’s external border to put pressure on the West.

As the weather warms, attempts to cross the Polish-Belarusian border fraudulently have increased in recent weeks, the DPA notes. On Friday, 76 people tried to enter Poland from Belarus, according to customs officers.

Since August 2021, the military has erected a temporary fence on the land sections of the common border to hinder attempts to cross the border. This barbed wire fence is 2.5 meters high.

Since the end of January, the temporary fence has been replaced with a 5.5-meter-high permanent barrier equipped with motion sensors and video cameras.

Source: Breaking News – Cele mai importante stiri – Ziare.com by ziare.com.

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