Poland to reinforce Belarus border and offer aid to migrants
Poland will build a fence along its border with Belarus and deploy more soldiers to the area to stop migrants from entering the country.
More than 900 soldiers will be sent, and an 8-foot-tall barrier will be constructed on the border, Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced Monday.
"We are dealing with an attack on Poland ," he said during a news conference at the border. "It is an attempt to trigger a migration crisis."
The Polish government will also offer humanitarian assistance to migrants stuck at the border for over two weeks.
Poland is one of four European Union nations accusing Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of sending the migrants, who are mostly from Iraq and Afghanistan , across the EU's external border in a sort of "hybrid war."