Poland Requests State of Emergency Amid Belarus Border Crisis

Poland is planning on declaring a state of emergency along its border with Belarus due to the migrant influx caused by President Alexander Lukashenko and the recent fall of Afghanistan.

“The situation on the border with Belarus is a constant crisis. That is why we have decided to propose this solution to the president,” said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Once President Andrzej Duda approves the state of emergency, authorities would be given the power to monitor and control people’s movement for 30 days in the Podlaskie and Lubelskie border regions.

“Lukashenko’s regime decided to push these people onto Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian territory in an effort to destabilize them,” Morawiecki added. 

According to the Polish Ocalenie Foundation, 32 migrants stranded at the border are in dire need of medical assistance. 

 “Many of them are suffering from fevers, vomiting, and diarrhea,” said Ocalenie spokesperson, Kalina Czwarnog.

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