- In three locations in the border region, the bodies of three people who crossed the border illegally were found
- The Prime Minister said their identity was not known until now, but assured that “we will do everything so that they are not ananimate people”
- In September, services have registered 4,000 jobs so far. 131 such attempts. This is already more than in August, when the result was 3,000. 510
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What do we know about the number of deaths at the border?
On Sunday, border guards and the prime minister informed that the bodies of three people who crossed the border illegally have been found at three locations in the border region.
According to information provided by Morawiecki on Monday, it is known that three people who crossed the Polish border died mainly from hypothermia and exhaustion. The Prime Minister added that their identity was not known until now, but assured that “we will do everything so that it is not an Ananim people”. – We want everyone to be treated in the most dignified way – he said.
The head of the Interior and Administration Ministry, referring to one of the deceased migrants, an Iraqi found near the border with Lithuania, informed that two people walking with him told Polish police officers that for 2.5 thousand hole. they were to be transferred from Belarus to Germany.
According to Kamiński, this person reached Poland “most likely through the territory of Lithuania”. – Because there, a group of about 20 people was taken to the border by Belarusian services – he explained. – These three (Iraqis) separated after a while from the rest of these people, and perhaps consciously, perhaps even unconsciously, to Poland, also outside the state of emergency – a- He underlines.
How many people tried to cross the Polish border illegally?
At Monday’s conference, the Prime Minister also provided information on the number of people who have recently attempted to cross the Polish border illegally.
In September, services have registered 4,000 jobs so far. 131 such attempts. This is already more than in August, when the result was 3,000. 510. The graph presented by the Chancellery of the Prime Minister shows that the period August-September was much more intense in terms of attempted illegal border crossings than in previous months.
How do migrants get to the border?
Mateusz Morawiecki at Monday’s conference also spoke about how migrants are heading towards the Polish-Belarusian border. – We are absolutely sure that people from the territory of Belarus are transported to the border posts of Belarusian border guards, placed there, educated and also transported by Belarusian guards, Belarusian officers, to the – beyond the Polish border – said the Prime Minister. He added that the Polish services have recordings of cameras and drones.
– We have a lot of evidence in our hands that this is a systematic and organized action on the side of Belarusian border guard officers, Belarusian police officers – said Morawiecki.
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How do migrants arrive in Belarus?
The head of government said that Belarus, in order to keep up the pressure of illegal immigration at the border with Poland, has introduced a visa-free regime with several countries “with high potential for illegal immigration – countries of Middle East, African countries “.
Mariusz Kamiński, Minister of Interior and Administration, also spoke about it. He pointed out that last week Belarus introduced a visa-free regime, including with Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, and Grodno Airport will handle international flights. – Which means that we can expect flights with migrants directly to our border – he stressed.
Will Polish services be stepped up at the border?
Mariusz Kamiński said Polish forces at the border will be strengthened. – In the coming days, around 500 soldiers will be delegated to further seal the network of our border patrols – he announced. – The day after tomorrow, the Border Guard Unit in Podlasie, where there are the most attempts to cross our border, will receive eight state-of-the-art vehicles, equipped with appropriate electronic equipment – he added.
When to decide what to do next with the state of emergency?
In the border region with Belarus, the state of emergency has been in effect since September 2 and will last until the end of the month. Mateusz Morawiecki said that in the next 7-8 days he and the president will decide whether the state of emergency will be extended.
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