– In the vicinity of Szudziałów, 24 people went to the Polish side. It was not a force test, these people cut the concertina, said a spokeswoman for the Border Guard. “The group was arrested and taken to the border,” she added.
As she pointed out, the group of foreigners included 16 citizens of Iraq, 6 citizens of Syria and 2 citizens of India.
In the section protected by the Border Guard post in Leipzig, a group of 20 foreigners approached the border line. – The incident took place around 11 PM. The group approached the border line, lit fires, but did not attempt to cross it illegally. They withdrew deeper into Belarus – said Michalska.
– In the section protected by the Border Guard post in Narewka, patrolling officers discovered a damaged concertina. A metal cutting tongs were also found next to it, added a spokeswoman for the Border Guard.
On December 31, 44 people tried to illegally cross the Polish border with Belarus.
Since the beginning of 2021, the Border Guard has recorded almost 39.7 thousand. attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border. In December, there were 1.7 thousand. attempts to cross the border illegally, 8.9 thousand in November, 17.5 thousand in October, 7.7 thousand in September, and 3.5 thousand in August.
From December 1 to March 1, 2022, it is forbidden to stay at the border with Belarus. It covers 115 towns of the Podlaskie Voivodeship and 68 towns of the Lubelskie Voivodeship.