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Watch Polish army use water cannons and tear fuel on migrants as tensions rise at EU’s Border with Belarus (video)

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Watch Polish military use water cannons and tear gas on migrants as tensions rise at EU

Polish border guards used water cannons and tear fuel on Tuesday, November 17, to repel an try by migrants breach the closely guarded European Union border between Poland and Belarus.

Tensions have been constructing alongside the European Union’s jap entrance for weeks as hundreds of migrants, primarily from the Center East, have flown to Belarus within the hope of discovering a path into the EU. 

 

Watch Polish military use water cannons and tear gas on migrants as tensions rise at EU

The E.U. member states that share a border with Belarus — Latvia, Lithuania and Poland have accused Aleksandr G. Lukashenko (pictured under), the Belarus chief, of planning a “hybrid assault” on their borders utilizing human beings as weapons.

 

Watch Polish military use water cannons and tear gas on migrants as tensions rise at EU

After a number of nights of tense standoffs between the migrants and border forces, tensions flared on Tuesday morning.

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Polish authorities, in a sequence of Twitter messages, mentioned that border guards on the Kuznica-Bruzgi crossing had been assaulted by folks throwing “stones, bottles and logs” and firing “stun grenades.”

“The complete aggressive habits is coordinated by Belarusian providers and monitored by drones,” the Polish authorities mentioned, posting movies of the confrontations. 

“Because of an assault by folks impressed by the Belarusian facet, one of many policemen was significantly injured.”

 

The officer was being handled at a hospital for what was believed to be a cranium fracture, the authorities mentioned.

 

The Lukashenko authorities has denied allegations, together with from america and NATO, that it has engineered the disaster and is directing the motion of the migrants with assist from Russia

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“We can not let this so-called downside result in heated confrontation,” Mr. Lukashenko advised a authorities assembly on Tuesday, in accordance with Belta, the state information company.

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“The principle factor now could be to guard our nation and our folks, and to not enable clashes,” he added.

 

The variety of migrants on the border began to develop after Belarus eased its visa guidelines in August. The EU and US  say that Lukashenko — who’s going through E.U. sanctions for his brutal crackdown on the political opposition and the forcing down of a Ryanair flight over Belarus to arrest a dissident journalist is utilizing migrants to realize political leverage over the bloc.

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