Poland plans a state of emergency in the border area with Belarus

The Polish government has prepared a law declaring a state of emergency in the border region with Belarus. With this measure, it wants to end the flow of immigrants arriving in the country through the former Soviet Republic.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Tuesday confirmed that the action is on President Andrzej Duda’s office. Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminsky said the decree would be in effect for 30 days in a “narrow strip” along the border, as well as in 183 municipalities. The state of emergency gives authorities more options to monitor and control people’s movements. Hence, demonstrations or similar activities are not permitted.

According to Kaminsky, 3,000 migrants tried to cross the border from Belarus into Poland without permission in August alone. To stop the flow of refugees, Poland began to Construction of a fence height of 2.5 meters It is 418 km long.

Poland, Latvia and Lithuania have noted since June that migrants from Belarus are trying to cross the border illegally. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko retaliates for Sanctions taken by the European Union against his.

Prime Minister Morawiecki described the situation with refugees at the border as “crisis” and “tense”. “The Lukashenko regime decided to force these people into the Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian lands in an attempt to destabilize those countries.” President Duda (PiS) is expected to effectively declare a state of emergency.

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