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18 October 2021, 18:37

Belarusian border service: Poland persists with inhumane policy on EU borders

MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) – Poland persists with an inhumane policy on the EU borders, BelTA learned from the State Border Committee of Belarus.

"On 16 October, Polish border guards once again dismantled part of the barbed wire fence to force out a group of refugees. They brought the foreigners, including women and children, to the border by using service vehicles. The people were refusing to go to Belarus, after which the Polish military began to throw their personal belongings over the fence into the Belarusian territory. For the refugees, this meant the following: if they did not cross the border, they would be left on the border without warm clothes and documents, actually be left to freeze and starve," the State Border Committee said.

The Belarusian border guard unit that arrived at the scene did not allow the border to be violated. The Polish border guards put the fence back up and left taking all the refugees with them.

"Despite the calls to protect the rights of refugees in Poland, the country continues to pursue an inhumane policy on the borders of the ‘democratic' European Union," the committee added.

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