Polish Prime Minister said the migration crisis could drag on for years

Illegal migrants' camp on the Belarusian-Polish border - 1920, 11/09/2021

WARSAW, 9 Nov – Poland does not exclude that the migration crisis on the border with Belarus will drag on for years, said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, answering questions from parliament members on Tuesday.
“We are preparing for long months, long quarters, and perhaps for long years of struggle against this provocation (by the President of Belarus Alexander) Lukashenko,” Moravetsky said.
At the same time, he said that today he was at the border, where he was shown a container town in which, with the onset of cold weather, the Polish security forces serving there will live.
On Monday, the State Border Committee of Belarus reported that a large group of refugees from the countries of the East and Africa went to the border of Belarus with Poland. In the evening, the department said that the situation with refugees at the border remains extremely tense: more than 2 thousand refugees, including women and children, have stopped in front of the Polish barriers on the border line. The Polish security forces do not let them through, the migrants made attempts to overcome the obstacles.
Recently, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland reported an increase in the number of detained illegal migrants on the border with Belarus, accusing Minsk of creating a migration crisis. Minsk rejects all charges. In connection with the situation, the President of Poland introduced a state of emergency on the territories bordering with Belarus, the army and the police were involved in protecting the border. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko noted that Minsk will no longer restrain the flow of illegal migrants to the EU countries: because of the West’s sanctions, there is “neither money, nor effort.” The border guards of Belarus have repeatedly stated about the forcible expulsion of migrants by Lithuania, Poland and Latvia to the Belarusian territory.

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