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Poland Considers Full Border Closure with Belarus


Sun 23 Jun 2024 | 09:42 AM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

Poland's Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski announced that the country is considering the complete closure of its last two border crossings with Belarus. This drastic measure is in response to recent actions by the Belarusian government.

In a televised interview on TVN24, Sikorski stated, "Given the actions of Belarus, we are considering closing all border crossings," highlighting that Polish authorities are currently assessing the economic impact of such a decision.

Poland has already established a buffer zone along its border with Belarus. According to Defense Minister Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, this zone will encompass 26 locations in the Hajnówka region and one in the Białystok area. Special regulations will be enforced in these regions, prohibiting any approach within 200 meters of the border.

On June 6, a meeting of Poland's National Security Council addressed the arrest of military personnel who allegedly opened fire on migrants at the Belarusian border. The incident has fueled calls within Poland for a referendum on withdrawing from the EU's migration agreement.

A shocking video obtained by RT shows brutal and violent actions by Polish border guards against asylum seekers at the Belarusian border. One clip depicts Polish officials allowing migrants to cross the border and the second line of fencing in exchange for money.

Belarusian authorities are currently investigating three criminal cases against officials in Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia for alleged crimes against humanity involving refugees.