A gaggle of asylum seekers from a refugee camp on the Belarusian frontier with Poland has been filmed making an attempt to destroy a border fence after greater than two months of being caught in no man’s land between the 2 nations.
As reported by the Polish authorities, asylum seekers near the border city of Usnarz Gorny tried to forcibly break the fence as a way to enter into EU territory.
“The migrants threw stones in the direction of the border guards and the military, and their actions were assisted by the Belarusian officers,” the Polish Border Guard claimed.
According to experiences, these attempting to destroy the fence have been tear-gassed.
Poland revealed that “16 illegal migrants who forcibly entered the territory of Poland were returned to the border with Belarus.”
In flip, the Belarusian authorities pointed the finger at Poland, blaming Warsaw for its poor remedy of the folks caught between the 2 nations.
“Refugees from Afghanistan, who have been living on the borderline on the Polish side for more than two months, tired of no prospects of receiving a response to their asylum applications in Poland, have taken a step of desperation,” Minsk stated.
The troublesome state of affairs on the EU-Belarus border started after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko warned that his nation would now not make any effort to cease unlawful immigration. Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland have claimed that the federal government in Minsk has flown in folks from overseas and is shuttling them to the border as a type of warfare.
The variety of migrants has grown considerably previously few months. Now, the EU nations bordering Belarus are seeing asylum functions develop an order of magnitude greater than earlier years.
The bloc’s remedy of migrants from Belarus has been topic to criticism by human rights organizations, together with London-based NGO Amnesty International. Last month, the group lambasted Poland particularly, accusing it of illegally stranding 32 Afghan migrants, leaving them with out entry to wash water, shelter, and medication.
“Poland has been cruelly holding this group of people on their border in horrendous conditions for weeks,” stated Eve Geddie, director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office.
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