Belarus denies worsening immigration situation at Polish border

On December 6, 2021, Polish border guards patrol the Kuźnica and Bruzgi checkpoints on the Polish-Belarus border in the midst of an immigration crisis in Kuźnica, Poland. REUTERS / Kacper Pempel

December 7, 2021

Kiev (Reuters) -Belarus said on Tuesday that its security agencies did not exacerbate the situation of border immigrants by throwing firecrackers or taking other actions, as Poland claimed the day before.

The Belarusian National Border Commission has rejected the allegations by Polish Border Guard captain Krystyna Jakimik-Jarosz and accused the Polish government of avoiding scrutiny of its activities.

“Poland is deliberately disinformation to hide the actual picture of what is happening at the border,” Border Commission spokesman Anton Bichikovsky told Reuters. rice field.

The Polish government maintains all allegations filed against Belarusian authorities, special services spokesman Stanislav Zarin told Reuters.

Thousands of people, mainly from the Middle East, have crossed the Polish border from Belarus since the summer, and the European Union has accused Minsk of flying them and pushing them across the block via neighboring Poland. I am.

International organizations said Poland violated humanitarian standards by forcing some migrants back into Belarus. This is a suspicion denied by the Warsaw government.

On Monday, there were 116 cross-border attempts. In contrast, on November 17, 501 trials were reported.

(Report by Kacper Pempel, Additional Report by Matthias Williams, Natalia Zinets, Joanna Plucinska in Warsaw, Written by Alan Charlish, Edited by Lisa Shumaker)

Belarus denies worsening immigration situation at Polish border

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