On Friday, border guards recorded 243 attempts to cross the Polish-Belarusian border illegally, Lieutenant Michelska said. – Guards detain an illegal immigrant. He was a Syrian citizen, he said, adding that other attempts had failed.
Also – 2nd Lt. Meshalka – Border Guard officers on Friday detained four people for helping to cross the Polish-Belarusian border illegally. – They were two citizens of Turkey and two citizens of Ukraine – he calculated.
Since the beginning of September, the Border Guard has already recorded more than 3,500 attempts to cross the Polish border illegally with Belarus.
A state of emergency has been in place in the border zone with Belarus since September 2, in parts of the Podolsky and Lublin provinces. It covers 183 towns. It was introduced for 30 days under an ordinance by President Andrew Doda, which was issued at the request of the Council of Ministers.
Government officials justified the need to declare an emergency with the situation on the Belarusian border, where the government of Alexander Lukashenko is waging a “hybrid war” and with Russian Zapad military exercises starting September 10.