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01 December 2021, 16:48

Belarus' State Border Committee accuses Polish Defense Ministry of twitting fake news

The office sign of the State Border Committee of Belarus. An archive photo
The office sign of the State Border Committee of Belarus. An archive photo

MINSK, 1 December (BelTA) – The Twitter account of the Polish Defense Ministry continues generating fake news, the State Border Committee of Belarus told BelTA as it commented on the Polish Defense Ministry's twit about shots fired from Belarus' territory to destroy floodlights on the Polish side of the border.

The State Border Committee of Belarus described the Polish Defense Ministry's twit posted on 1 December as a provocation. The source said: “It is possible that the Polish side is dissatisfied with the comparative calm and is now intent on further escalation of tensions at the border. It is well known that the best air guns can fire precise shots for up to 70 meters. Bearing it in mind, most of the shooting competitions that rely on pneumatic weapons are limited to distances of 25-50 meters.”

According to the State Border Committee of Belarus, the distance between the border and the Polish floodlights exceeds the distance, in which an air gun can make a precise shot. The source said that such actions would be pointless and it is impossible to damage the floodlights from Belarus' territory. “We would like to emphasize that Belarusian border patrols are armed only with combat weapons,” the State Border Committee of Belarus said. “Polish agencies and officials become increasingly frequently authors of such provocative statements that have nothing to do with reality by inventing accusations targeting the Belarusian side.”

The State Border Committee mentioned the Polish side had complained about acoustic broadcasts of children's sobs from the Belarusian side of the border, about the detection of absurd explosive devices at the border, about the jamming of radio communications of Polish agencies, about fireworks thrown at Polish soldiers, and about blank rounds fired at Polish soldiers. The State Border Committee of Belarus went on saying: “As a rule, after publishing such statements the Polish side forgets about them right away and does not concern itself with providing any real proof. Poland deliberately spreads fake information in order to hide what's really going on at the border from the general public and in order to justify its illegal actions. We would like to remind that reporters are forbidden to work in the areas that border on Belarus. Those, who try to do so, are prosecuted.”

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