« A group of about 100 immigrants The ministry said, accusing the Belarusians of “forcing immigrants to throw stones at Polish soldiers in order to distract them.”
Hope to return to Europe
The ministry said that “the attempt to cross the border took place a few hundred meters away” near the village of Dubicce Sirquin. A video released by the Ministry of Defense shows Polish soldiers surrounding a large group of migrants crouched on the ground at night in a forest near a barbed wire fence.
A few thousand migrants, mostly from the Middle East, have been camping for days in frigid temperatures along the Polish border on the Belarusian side in the hope that they will be able to enter the European Union. The West accuses Minsk of masterminding this influx since the summer, in response to Western sanctions against Belarus following the 2020 campaign against a historic opposition movement. Warsaw, as well as the other two European neighbors of Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia, refuse to accept these thousands of immigrants.
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