The announcement came after German police reported an increase in the number of migrants entering Germany illegally – the most popular final destination among asylum seekers – crossing the Belarus-Polish border for the first time and heading west across Poland. After making your way.
Poland began building a barbed wire fence along its border with Belarus in August to curb illegal border crossings despite criticism that some migrants were being treated inhumanely. The new wall, which will include a system of motion sensors and cameras, will further strengthen border security.
Poland and fellow EU countries Lithuania and Latvia have reported a sharp increase in migrants from countries such as Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq crossing their borders from Belarus, which Warsaw and Brussels say are putting pressure on the EU on sanctions. A form of hybrid warfare designed for against Minsk.
“Despite the fact that the Polish-Belarusian section of the state border is set up with barbed wire and a concertina-type wire fence, the number of attempts to cross the border is not decreasing, but increasing ,” said the justification. The bill was put up on the Parliament’s website.
From the beginning of January to the end of September, the Border Guard prevented 9,287 attempts to cross the border from Belarus into Poland, and about 8,000 of them took place in just the last two months.
In Germany, the federal police said on Wednesday that the number of people entering the country after following the Belarus-Poland route had risen to more than 4,300 since August – with only 26 registered in the January-July period.
“There are currently no signs of an easing of the situation on the German-Polish border,” police said, adding that they had intensified searches along the internal border and resumed temporary border controls.
A spokesman for Germany’s interior ministry said further measures were being considered to curb illegal immigration.
The new influx is prompting comparisons to the migrant crisis of 2015, when more than 1 million people arrived in Europe via Greece and the Balkans, fleeing war, persecution and poverty in the Middle East and beyond. Most applied for asylum and settled in Germany.
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