Vladimir Putin and Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Friday discussed the situation on the border between Belarus and the EU on Friday, the press service of the Russian president said. Both sides were reported to be “seriously concerned” with Poland’s actions.
Vladimir Putin and
Alyaksandr Lukashenka they discussed the situation on the phone on Friday
Polish-Belarusian border. The two leaders “stressed the importance of establishing cooperation between Minsk and the EU in order to settle the problem.”
According to the press release, Lukashenka informed Putin “about the steps taken by Minsk to de-escalate the crisis and provide humanitarian aid to migrants, as well as about a telephone conversation with acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.”
Putin talked to Lukashenka about the crisis on the border
The press release also stated that it expressed “serious concern” at the actions of the Polish side, which the leaders of Russia and Belarus accused of “unacceptable and brutal actions”.
From the beginning of the year, the Border Guard recorded over 34 thousand. attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border, of which 6,000 in November, nearly 17.3 thousand. in October, almost 7.7 thous. in September and over 3.5 thousand. in August.
From September 2, in connection with the migration crisis in the border zone with Belarus in 183 localities in the voivodeship Podlasie and Lublin voivodeships apply
state of emergency. It was introduced for 30 days under the ordinance of President Andrzej Duda, issued at the request of the Council of Ministers. The Seym agreed to extend the state of emergency for another 60 days.
By the middle of next year, a steel fence will be erected on the border with Belarus, topped with barbed wire and enriched with electronic devices. The 180 km long and 5.5 m high dam will be built in Podlasie. Along the border, motion sensors as well as day and night cameras will be installed. The Bug River is a natural dam in the Lublin region.
RadioZET.pl/ Justyna Prus (PAP)