The Polish command reported that the soldier was killed as a result of a shot from a service weapon “without the participation of third parties.” The deceased was not involved in the operation to contain migrants at the border with Belarus
A serviceman of the Polish Armed Forces was killed on the Belarusian-Polish border. This was reported by Polish Radio.
The dead was a soldier of the 17th Wielkopolska Mechanized Brigade. He died as a result of the shot. According to preliminary data, there was an accident.
According to the command, the shot was fired from a service weapon “ without the participation of third parties. '' The family of the soldier was informed about the incident, a psychologist is working with his relatives.
“ The soldier was on guard duty, that is, he did not perform tasks directly on the Polish-Belarusian border. He was sent to the border guard just over a week ago. Since the secondment, he has not had contact with migrants '' & mdash; reported in the command.
The military gendarmerie is investigating the incident in cooperation with the prosecutor's office in Bialystok.
The migration crisis on the borders of Belarus with several countries of the European Union, including Poland, worsened a few days ago, when a large group of illegal immigrants moved from the territory of Belarus to the border with Poland. The Polish border service reported that among those who tried to cross the border were, in particular, immigrants from Iraq, India, Syria, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire. Twice small groups of migrants managed to break through the fence at the border and get to Poland, but the security forces returned them back to the camp set up in the border zone. In the afternoon of November 13, it became known about the discovery in Poland of the body of a Syrian citizen near the border with Belarus. The causes of death were not named.
The EU countries accuse Minsk of deliberately escalating the crisis and call for the imposition of sanctions. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the Western countries themselves are to blame for this situation, because of whose actions people are “ fleeing the war. ''
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