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Poland summons Belarusian charge d’affaires after body found near border


WARSAW, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Poland’s overseas ministry summoned the Belarusian charge d’affaires on Thursday after Polish police found the body of a migrant near the border with Belarus.

It was the second time in per week that Aleksandr Czasnouski had been known as in to reply questions in regards to the scenario on the frontier, the place Poland has imposed a state of emergency following a surge in migrants from international locations comparable to Afghanistan and Iraq attempting to enter the European Union nation through Belarus.

“Police found this morning another body of a person who was trying to cross the border,” overseas ministry spokesperson Lukasz Jasina stated by phone.

The second situation mentioned was a humanitarian convoy which Poland needs to be allowed into Belarus, he stated.

The Belarusian embassy in Warsaw didn’t instantly reply to an emailed request for remark.

It was the sixth body found by Polish authorities near the border for the reason that surge of migrants.

Czasnouski was additionally summoned to the ministry final week after border guards stated Polish troopers patrolling the frontier had been shot at from the Belarusian aspect. learn extra

The European Commission, and Warsaw say the stream of migrants has been orchestrated by Belarus as a type of hybrid warfare designed to place stress on the EU over sanctions it imposed on Minsk. Belarus has denied this.

Human rights advocates have accused the Polish authorities of treating migrants inhumanely and never letting them apply for worldwide safety. The authorities says the migrants are Belarus’s accountability as they’re legally on its territory, and that gives of humanitarian support have been refused.

In Brussels, the EU govt summoned envoys from Poland, Lithuania and Latvia on Thursday over the destiny of migrants caught on their borders with Belarus. learn extra

Polish Lawmakers are because of vote on the development of a wall outfitted with movement sensors and cameras at a price of over 1.6 billion zlotys ($407 million). Poland started constructing a barbed wire fence in August.

($1 = 3.9350 zlotys)

Reporting by Alan Charlish and Anna Koper, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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