WATCH: Migrants fell bushes to breach Poland-Belarus border fence

Warsaw is accusing the predominantly Middle Eastern migrants trying to cross from Belarus of destroying obstacles on the border, whereas the Polish president is liaising with a number of former Soviet republics to “defend Europe.”

“We are dealing with organised destruction of border fortifications,” the Polish prime minister’s workplace tweeted on Monday afternoon, together with aerial footage of the Poland-Belarus border. “There are also direct attacks on Polish Border Guards officers, police and soldiers.”

Hundreds of migrants have camped alongside the border, looking for to enter Poland and request asylum within the EU. The video reveals a few of them utilizing felled bushes to bridge the ditch alongside the frontier and breach the barbed-wire fence, as Polish police and border guards line up on the opposite facet.

Some 12,000 Polish troops have reportedly been posted to the border to cease what Warsaw has known as a “hybrid attack” by Belarus. The authorities in Minsk stated again in June that EU sanctions in opposition to Belarus have been a type of hybrid warfare and that it might not stop third-country migrants from making an attempt to cross.

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Poland has reached out each to Brussels and NATO, describing the border scenario as an invasion. President Andrzej Duda tweeted on Monday that he held talks with presidents of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia – but in addition Ukraine and Georgia – all former Soviet republics, identical to Belarus, thanking them for his or her “full support and understanding.”

“By defending our borders, we [Poles] defend Europe,” Duda stated.

He additionally thanked “leader of democratic Belarus” Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the opposition activist who sought refuge in Lithuania after final yr’s presidential election, which she claimed was “stolen” by President Alexander Lukashenko.

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