WARSAW, October 14(Hfrance.fr) - The Polish Foreign Ministry summoned the Belarusian charge d 'affaires on Thursday after Polish police discovered the body of a migrant near the with Belarus.
It was the second time in a week that Aleksandr Czasnouski was called to answer questions about the situation at the , where Poland imposed a state of emergency following a wave of migrants from countries like Afghanistan and Iraq trying to enter the European Union country via Belarus.
"Police found another body of a person trying to cross the this morning," Foreign Ministry spokesman Lukasz Jasina said by telephone.
The second problem discussed was a humanitarian convoy which Poland wants to be allowed to enter Belarus, he said.lare.
The Belarusian Embassy in Warsaw did not immediately respond to an email request for comment.
This was the sixth body found by Polish authorities near the since the influx of migrants.
Czasnouski was also summoned to the ministry last week after guards said Polish soldiers patrolling the came under fire from the Belarusian side. learn more
European Commission and Warsaw say the flow of migrants was orchestrated by Belarus as a form of hybrid warfare designed to put pressure on the EU over the issue sanctions it imposed on Minsk. Belarus denied.
Defenders of rightsHumans have accused the Polish government of treating migrants inhumanely and not allowing them to seek international protection. The government says that migrants are Belarus' responsibility because they are legally in its territory, and that offers of humanitarian aid have been refused.
In Brussels, the European executive summoned emissaries from Poland, Lithuania and Latvia on Thursday on the fate of migrants stranded on their s with Belarus. learn more
Polish lawmakers must vote on building a wall equipped with motion detectors and cameras at a cost of over 1.6 billion zlotys ( $ 407 million). Poland started building a barbed wire fence in August.
(1$ = 3,9350 zlotys) Report by Alan Charlish and Anna Koper, edited by Timothy Heritage
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