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Polish parliament backs building wall on Belarus border

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WARSAW, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The decrease home of the Polish parliament voted on Thursday in favour of a authorities plan to spend greater than 1.6 billion zlotys ($400 million) on building a wall on Poland’s border with Belarus in a bid to stem the stream of migrants making an attempt to cross.

Lawmakers within the Sejm, the place the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) celebration has a skinny majority, voted to undertake the invoice, which is able to now go to the opposition-dominated Senate. It was not instantly clear how the invoice would fare within the Senate.

In August, Poland started building a barbed wire fence alongside its border with Belarus to curb the unlawful border crossings regardless of criticism that some migrants have been being handled inhumanely. The wall, which might include movement sensors and cameras, would additional bolster border safety.

Poland and fellow EU international locations Lithuania and Latvia have reported sharp will increase in migrants from international locations resembling Afghanistan and Iraq crossing their borders from Belarus, in what Warsaw and Brussels say is a type of hybrid warfare designed to place stress on the EU over sanctions towards Minsk.

Reporting by Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk and Alan Charlish;
Editing by Giles Elgood

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