“On the last day of 2021, 44 people tried to cross the Polish-Belarusian border illegally. During 2021, 37.7 thousand people tried to cross the Polish-Belarusian border illegally. times, of which 1.7 thousand in December. times, ”the service said in a Twitter message.
This year, several thousand migrants, mainly from Iraq, entered the territory of the European Union from Belarus across the Lithuanian-Latvian-Polish border.
In order to prevent the flow of illegal migrants from Belarus, an emergency situation was introduced at the border in Lithuania and Poland, and in Latvia, cutting line barriers were built and border protection was strengthened.
The situation on the Polish border was severely complicated in early November, when thousands of migrants from the Middle East gathered at the border with Belarus to enter the European Union. Many of them tried to break through the border barriers.
The European Union accuses the Belarussian regime of organizing migratory flows and calls it a hybrid aggression in retaliation for bloc sanctions against Minsk for repression against the opposition.
Belarus denies such allegations and criticizes EU members who do not allow migrants.