Poland said it is ready to use weapons on the border

Polish Border Guard will not hesitate to use military weapons on the border in case of necessity, but will try to avoid it. The service’s spokeswoman, Anna Michalska, said this on Tuesday, November 16.

“I can assure you that if necessary, border guards will not hesitate to use weapons,” Michalska said during the briefing.

At the same time, she stressed that the Polish side will try to avoid it. At the same time, according to the spokeswoman, the Polish Border Guard goes on duty with military weapons.

“We are a power structure, we are trained to use these weapons if necessary,” Michalska added.

She also drew attention to the fact that border guards currently have to participate in repelling another major attempt by migrants to cross the border illegally. The spokeswoman also did not rule out that refugees may receive weapons in the near future.

At the same time, a Polish policeman was seriously wounded while trying to suppress an attempt by migrants to cross the border from Belarus.

On the same day, the Polish Defense Ministry pointed out that migrants trying to break through the Polish border started to use stun grenades against the Polish military. The ministry stressed that the grenades were allegedly provided to the refugees by Belarus.