According to the Polish Border Guard (SG), 21 people tried to illegally cross the country's border with Belarus yesterday.
As reported by the services, the citizens of Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen in groups of 4 to 9 people illegally crossed the
border crossing after cutting the barbed wire. They were all detained.
Last year, the Border Guard recorded 39,700 attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border. In December, there were over 1,700 attempts, 8,900 in November, 17,500 in October, 7,700 in September, and 3,500 in August.
A ban on stay in the strip encompassing 183 localities in the Podlaskie and Lubelskie provinces in the border zone with Belarus was introduced for three months, from December 1 to March 1. The inhabitants and emergency services are excluded from this ban. Previously, a state of emergency was in force in the same area.