Polish gov’t OKs plan to build wall on Belarus border: interior minister

“Despite the deployment of additional personnel and assistance from soldiers and police, as well as the use of temporary installations, we have not seen a decrease in the number of attempts to cross the Polish-Belarusian border,” [Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński] said.

“Therefore, urgent measures need to be taken to build a solid, high wall, equipped with a monitoring and movement detection system,” he added.

“Such border security measures have worked for other countries and have proven to be an effective solution in the fight against illegal migration,” Kamiński was quoted as saying.


His announcement came after Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak told public broadcaster Polish Radio on Tuesday morning that the government would submit such legislation to parliament once it is drawn up by the interior ministry.