Polish Border Guard Dies After Migrant Knife Attack at Border

Local Polish media outlets are reporting that a Polish Border Guard has succumbed to his wounds after being stabbed by a migrant at the Polish-Belarusian border on May 28th, 2024.

The General Command of the Branches of the Armed Forces told outlets Interia Wydarzenia and Rzeczpospolita that the soldier had died at a hospital in Warsaw after being transferred from Hajnowka after he was initially reported as stable.

The announcement reads below:

“We regret to inform you that on June 6 in the afternoon at the Military Institute of Medicine in Warsaw, surrounded by the support of his family and soldiers, a soldier of the 1st Armored Brigade died after being stabbed…despite the help provided in the area of the bandit attack on the border with Belarus and the efforts of doctors, his life could not be saved.”

This is the first Polish fatality since Belarus and the Russian Federation began this hybrid warfare campaign to send Middle Eastern and African refugees to the borders of EU and NATO nations following backlash over the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.