The legislators of Poland is scheduled to debate this Wednesday a project for the construction of a wall on its border with Belarus, an expense of 349.80 million euros, in order to stop the flow of immigrants who try to cross into their territory. The wall, which would have a system of motion sensors and cameras, would further strengthen the country’s border security.
In August, the Polish government began building a barbed wire fence along its border with Belarus to curb illegal movement, despite criticism of the inhumane treatment of some migrants at the hands of the forces. Polish.
Poland and other countries of the European Union, What Lithuania and Latvia, have denounced a sharp increase in migrants from countries such as Afghanistan e Iraq that cross its borders from Belarus. According Warsaw and Brussels, it is a form of hybrid warfare designed to pressure the bloc for its sanctions against Minsk.
“Despite the fact that the Polish-Belarusian section of the state border has been delimited with barbed wire and a wire fence similar to concertinas, the number of attempts to cross the border does not decrease, but increases,” it is stated in the rationale for the bill posted on the website of the Polish Parliament, Reuters reported.
From the beginning of January to the end of September, the Polish Border Guard prevented 9,287 attempts to cross the border from Belarus to Poland, of which about 8,000 took place in the last two months alone. “Because the situation can drag on for many more months, we have to take protective measures,” said the Polish Government spokesperson, Piotr Muller.