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Poland: “The crisis on the border with Belarus can last for months, even years”

Its Minister of Defense Poland warned today, Wednesday (17/11) that the crisis at the border with Belarus “It can take months, even years,” he said Immigrants “Attacked” again “on the Polish border” overnight.

Polish security forces did yesterday, Tuesday use of tear gas and water cannons Thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East, remain stranded on Belarus’ side, with the West accusing Minsk of orchestrating it. crisis since the summer, something Belarus denies.

“The situation on the Polish-Belarusian border will not be resolved quickly. “We have to prepare for months, even years,” Defense Minister Marius Blastsak told Polish public broadcaster PR1. Border crossing efforts continued overnight, he said. “Unfortunately, the night was not calm either. The methods of attack on the Polish border are always the same. “More small groups of migrants also tried to cross the border at other points,” the minister said, according to the APE-MPE.

The Polish border guards recorded yesterday “161 illegal transit attempts” including “two attempts to cross by force,” according to a statement.

Polish police said today that seven of its members were injured during conflicts as well a border guard and a soldier.

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