Poland beefs up border security as Belarus’ Lukashenko warns of ‘nuclear showdown’

SpaceWar.com reports: “Poland’s Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński announced Sunday that 500 police officers would be sent to the Belarusian border to beef up security after a surge of migrants attempted to enter the country.

‘Due to the tense situation on the border with Belarus, I decided to reinforce our forces with a group of 500 officers from riot control units and counter-terrorists,’ Kamiński said in a tweet, adding that they would join thousands of Polish Border Guard agents and soldiers.

The Polish Border Guard said in a statement Sunday that 187 people illegally tried to enter Poland from Belarus. Authorities said 77 tried to enter illegally from Belarus on Friday and 28 on Thursday.

The flood of migrants comes after Belarus’ recent deals with Russia to store nuclear weapons and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s brokering of an agreement with Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of Russia’s Wagner Group, to end his recent rebellion against Russia’s military leadership.

Belarusian state media said last week that a ‘considerable number’ of Russian nuclear weapons are now in Belarus as Lukashenko denied reports that Wagner Group mercenaries would be guarding them…”

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