Poland completes construction of wall on border with Belarus

2 October 2022, 04:05 PM
Poland built a wall on the border with Belarus (Photo:Stanisław Żaryn via Twitter)

Poland built a wall on the border with Belarus (Photo:Stanisław Żaryn via Twitter)

Poland has fully completed the construction of a wall on the border with Belarus, making the country's border the most protected in Europe.

The completion of the wall was announced on Twitter by Stanislav Zaryn, the commissioner of the Polish government for the security of the information space.

"Poland has completed the construction of a protective barrier on the border with Belarus,” he wrote.

“Illegal entry to Poland is now impossible. Today, the Polish border is the most protected one in Europe."

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On November 13, 2021, the head of the Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs, Mariusz Kaminski, said that by the end of the first half of 2022, Poland intends to significantly strengthen the border with Belarus in order to stop illegal migration from the Belarusian border.

"We want the fence installed by the end of the first half of 2022, it will be a structure 180 kilometers long, 5.5 meters high, and it will involve the most advanced technologies."

A migration crisis began in the region in early July 2021, when Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko threatened to flood Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia with migrants. The threat was a response to the imposition of European sanctions against his regime for rigging the 2020 Belarus presidential election.

Belarus started to provide visas and arrange flights from the Middle East for migrants, whom it then gave instructions on how to cross the border into the European Union from Belarus, in some cases providing the migrants with wire cutters to get through border fences.

Poland, Latvia and Lithuania have described the Belarusian dictatorship’s actions as a type of hybrid warfare against them.

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