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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Polish squadrons utilize water cannons in battle with migrants at the Belarus border

Key takeaways: 

  • Polish border squadrons struck with stones intense migration and political border catastrophes. 
  • Polish law enforcement officials utilize water cannons, as migrants carry a tree trunk toward a fence, at the Bruzgi-Kuznica checkpoint on the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus, on Tuesday. 

 A battle between Poland and Belarus at the border: 

Polish squadrons at the border with Belarus utilized water cannons and tear gas Tuesday contra stone-throwing migrants, as Warsaw summons Belarusian officials of giving smoke grenades and other arms to those attempting to cross the frontier. 

Those events marked an escalation in the tense catastrophes on the European Union’s eastern border, where the West has accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of utilizing the migrants as pledges to destabilize the 27-nation bloc in retaliation for its penalties on his authoritarian regime. Belarus refuses to orchestrate the catastrophes. 

Poland Border Guard corporations posted a video on Twitter showing water being sprayed over the border at a community of migrants who threw debris. The Defence Ministry also stated tear gas was utilized contra the attackers.  

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Polish officials stated nine of its squadrons were wounded: seven cops, one soldier and a female border guard. 

Several 2000 migrants were at the frontier in makeshift camps in the biting climate, but only about 100 were trusted to be involved in attacking the Polish forces at the crossing near Kuznica, stated Border guard spokesperson Anna Michalska. The crossing has been blocked since last week. 

Police spokesperson Mariusz Ciarka later stated the migrants at the border crossing in Kuznica had been “pacified.” Source – cbc.ca

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