However, immigrants are of no use in this geopolitical game and dream of being able to reach the European Union via Poland, for example even Germany, having come this far.
In recent days, the situation at the border seemed to be escalating. According to the Polish government, there are now approximately 3,000 to 4,000 migrants on the Belarusian side of the border who wish to cross into Poland. Today, the European Commission is talking about 2,000 migrants.
The border town of Koznica is particularly crowded, and about 800 migrants are said to have gathered. Yesterday, migrants tried to break through the border fence – barbed wire and fencing. Today, the Polish government decided to close the border crossing there. Despite the relative calm today, according to the Polish border police.
“The situation is now under control because of the large presence of soldiers, border guards and police officers,” said Polish President Andrzej Duda.
Earlier this year, the problem occurred mainly on the Lithuanian border, which is also an EU member state on the border with Belarus. The fact that members of the opposition who fled Belarus have taken refuge in Lithuania may have something to do with this. Later, Belarus sent the migrants mainly to the Polish border, but there are reports that the migrants are now being diverted back to the Lithuanian border. Therefore, the Lithuanian parliament declared a state of emergency at the border with Belarus and in the camps where migrants who have already crossed the border are received. Poland has done this before.
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