GRODNO, 16 November (BelTA) – The situation at the Belarusian-Polish border has been somewhat stabilized, BelTA has learned.
Despite the certain stabilization of the border situation Polish law enforcement personnel periodically use water cannons against refugees at the border checkpoint and the nearby area. The refugees are trying to distance themselves, cover kids, and dry their clothes.
BelTA reported earlier that the situation at the Belarusian-Polish border near the border checkpoint Bruzgi became aggravated at about 12:00 on 16 November. Desperate refugees tried to break through into Poland. In turn, Polish troops used tear gas and flash bangs. The refugees had said they are tired of waiting. In response the Poles brought water cannons and sprayed people with water and yellow liquid that caused a burning sensation in cold weather.
The people were choking, children were crying, the gas affected their eyes. Some vomited. The liquid got into the eyes of a Belarusian TV cameraman. Medics provided first aid to people on site.