Polish Border Guards Repulse 70 Migrants from Crossing Belarus Border

The Polish Border Guard announced it had prevented a group of about 70 migrants from entering the country from Belarus at a river near Przewloka, Podlaskie Voivodeship. The announcement reads below:

“Yesterday (19/06/2024) at around 3:00 p.m., a group of about 70 migrants tried to cross the border Przew?oka River illegally into Polish territory. Foreigners threw stones at the Polish patrols. Border Guard officers, together with soldiers of the Polish Army and Police officers, effectively prevented an attempt to cross the border contrary to the regulations. The migrants withdrew deep into Belarus.

Another attempt to cross the border by force on the same day, this time by a group of several dozen people, took place around 10.30 p.m. The migrants behaved aggressively. They threw stones at the Polish patrols. Once again, the attack was repulsed and the foreigners withdrew deep into Belarus. All services directly involved in border protection took part in repelling the attack.”

This repulsion comes two weeks after the death of a Polish Border Guard when a migrant on the Belarus side attacked him with a knife on a stick to the backdrop of Russia’s hybrid warfare tactics using Middle Eastern and African migrants to pressure NATO borders.