President Andrzej Duda issued a decree granting the consent of the soldiers of Great Britain and Estonia to remain on the territory of the Republic of Poland, to support the activities of the Polish Army in the crisis on the eastern borders of the European Union and NATO. We thank Great Britain and Estonia for their solidarity and political and military support! – Pawe Soloch wrote on Twitter.

And the BBN, in accordance with the decision of the President, identified “components for the number of 155 soldiers and up to 150 soldiers in the period from December 2, 2021 to April 30, 2022, who will perform tasks related to engineering support and reconnaissance for the operations of the Polish Armed Forces carried out in the border area.”

In the spring of this year. The number of attempts to illegally cross the Belarusian borders with Lithuania, Latvia and Poland by immigrants from the Middle East, Africa and other regions has sharply increased. The European Union and its member states assert that this is the result of the deliberate actions of the regime of Alexander Lukashenka, which uses migrants in response to sanctions. From September 2 to November 30, due to immigration pressure in the border area with Belarus at 183 district locations in the Podlasie and Lublin regions, a state of emergency was in force.

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From December 1 to March 1, it is forbidden to stay in the sector near the border with Belarus, among which, residents or local entrepreneurs. Under the amendment of the law, which made it possible to introduce this ban, for a specific period and under certain conditions, the Border Guard Commander will be able to allow other people, especially journalists, to stay in this area.

The ban was imposed at 183 sites in the Podlaskie and Lubelskie districts bordering the Belarusian border – the same areas where a state of emergency was previously in force.