“On January 18, 33 people tried to cross the Polish-Belarusian border illegally. At night, on the section of the Polish Border Guard in Mielnik, a group of 32 people forced the border. Foreigners and Belarusian services tore down the fence and threw stones at Polish patrols. People have been detained, including Egyptian, Eritrean, Turkish and Yemen nationals,” the Border Guard wrote on Twitter.
Moreover, “Belarusian services shouted insults that were offensive towards Poland and Poles,” Border Guard spokeswoman, Lieutenant Anna Michalska said.
So far in January, there have already been over 500 attempts to illegally cross the border from Belarus to Poland.
“In the vicinity of Mielnik, 32 foreigners forcibly crossed the border. In the vicinity of Bobrowniki, four people swam across the Świsłocz River,” the spokeswoman stated. She added that the migrants did not need medical attention and they were given warm clothes and food. Lt Anna Michalska noted that it is not clear whether these migrants want to stay in Poland.
W dn.18.01 gr.🇵🇱🇧🇾próbowały nielegalnie przekroczyć 33 os.— Straż Graniczna (@Straz_Graniczna) January 19, 2022
W nocy na odcinku #PSGMielnik grupa 32 os. siłowo forsowała granicę.Cudzoziemcy oraz służby🇧🇾wyrywali ogrodzenie, rzucali kamieniami w patrole🇵🇱. Osoby zostały zatrzymane, wśród nich są ob.Egiptu, Erytrei,Turcji i Jemenu. pic.twitter.com/ljYy2oNSd6