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Polish border guards signed a contract for the construction of barriers at the border

The Polish Border Guard has signed a contract for the construction of capital barriers on the border with Belarus, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration of Poland, Maciej Wonsik.

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“Today the Border Guard has signed agreements. Three major contracts for the construction of the fence, ”said Wonsik.

Deputy Chief Commandant of the Polish Border Guard Violeta Gozhkovskaya, participating in the briefing, said that the length of the fence will be about 186 km, with a total length of the Belarusian-Polish border of 398.624 km.

The construction of barriers, she said, will be carried out simultaneously at four sites. At the same time, gates for the migration of animals will be left in the barriers.

Earlier, a group of refugees tried to cross from Belarus to Poland by ferry.

According to the European Council for Human Rights, in the period from August 20 to December 3, 2021, the court considered 47 applications for the application of interim measures on the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border, almost all of them were filed against Poland, the other three against Latvia and Lithuania. The court also banned Poland from sending migrants back to Belarus.

Polish border guards signed a contract for the construction of barriers at the border