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Poland Unveils New Fortifications on Belarus Border

© Sputnik / Viktor Tolochko / Go to the mediabankA Polish serviceman stands guard behind a barbed wire on border
A Polish serviceman stands guard behind a barbed wire on border - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.05.2024
The East European country hopes to attract funds from the EU in order to fortify the Belarusian border, dubbing this undertaking an "investment into European security."
Poland has started to build new anti-migration structures on its border with Belarus, Prime Minister Donald Tusk stated during his visit to the area.

"We have begun intensive work on modern fortification lines in many dimensions. This fortification will appear along the entire Polish border - here in the east- and we will inform public opinion," he said.

Tusk urged the EU to team up with Poland to fund the developments, saying it is a part of European security on the eastern borders.

"This is the external border of Poland, as well as the European Union. Therefore, I have no doubt that the whole of Europe, I believe that we will get this, will have to invest in its security, investing in the eastern border of Poland and in the security of our borders," Tusk underscored.

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In 2021, thousands of migrants heading to EU countries crowded on the Polish-Belarusian border. Warsaw blamed Minsk for the migration crisis, but Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko debunked these accusations, saying that Poland escalates the refugee crisis by expelling migrants from its territory.
Poland has already built a barrier wall on the Belarus border worth $400 million. The construction is 186 kilometers long and five meters high.
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