Polish divers find body of young Syrian on border with Belarus

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WARSAW, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Polish divers discovered the body of a 19-year-old Syrian man in a river on the Polish-Belarusian border on Wednesday, state news company PAP reported, citing police and border guards.

Poland, Lithuania and Latvia have reported sharp will increase in migrants from nations similar to Afghanistan and Iraq making an attempt to cross their frontiers from Belarus, in what Warsaw and Brussels say is a type of hybrid warfare designed to place stress on the EU over sanctions it imposed on Minsk.

The border guard have been searching for the person since Tuesday after they caught one other Syrian who mentioned he was pushed into the river by Belarusian providers collectively with one other man, PAP reported.

Divers discovered the body on Wednesday within the river Bug, which types half of the border between Poland and Belarus.

“His identity was confirmed by the other young man with whom he tried to illegally cross the Bug a day earlier. We also found documents on the body. So there is no doubt that’s the 19-year-old Syrian citizen,” Lublin area police spokesman Andrzej Fijolek instructed PAP.

He added an investigation could be carried out into the loss of life.

Rights teams have criticised Poland’s nationalist authorities over its remedy of migrants on the border, with accusations of a number of unlawful pushbacks. Six folks have been beforehand discovered lifeless close to the border because the surge of migrants. learn extra

Reporting by Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk; Editing by Sandra Maler