No information on directing migrants from Poland to the Latvian border / Article

Chief of the State Border Guard, General Guntis PujātsLatvian Radio00:00 / 00:00

The Prime Minister of Poland, Matthew Moraveckis paudisthat the regime of the authoritarian leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has transported migrants from the Polish border to a distribution center to be transported to the Baltic borders. These are a few dozen or hundreds of migrants. Thus, a migrant crisis is expected on the Latvian-Belarusian border.

Pujat pointed out that similar information had been expressed by Polish non-governmental organizations. However, Latvia has no other information to confirm this.

Pujat stressed that the border guard greater pressure on migrants at the eastern border of Latvia. He said the action algorithms and action plan have been updated.

“If necessary, additional people will be sent from both the police and the armed forces,” the chief of the border guard said.

It is not possible to predict how many migrants could try to enter Latvia, however, the resources identified for our country are sufficient.

Currently, the situation on the Latvian-Belarusian border is calm. According to Pujat, the number of violators trying to enter Latvia has increased in recent days. It’s staying above 20 a day.

CONTEXT:

In the summer of 2021 the number of migrants has increased significantly, which is trying to enter the territory of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland illegally from Belarus. Most migrants are arrived from Iraq.

Officials from the Baltic states and Poland pointed out that the Belarusian authorities deliberately do not obstruct the crossing of the borderto punish these countries for supporting the Belarusian opposition and sanctions against Alexander Lukashenko’s regime.

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The European Union will do so described as the deployment of hybrid warfare and promises to help strengthen the EU’s external border.

On November 8, a large group of migrants gathered at the Belarusian border with Poland, trying to enter the territory of the European Union, but Poland refused to allow these people because they believe that they are not refugees, but “tourists” who have come to Belarus voluntarily.

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