Another 118 migrants leave Belarus. Attacks on Polish border still go on

118 migrants left Belarus on November 22, Alyaksei Byahun, Head of the Department of Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, said on Tuesday.

“Last night 118 persons departed from Minsk Airport. They flew out individually,” Byahun told the state-run news agency BelTA.

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According to him, the persons who are currently staying at the Belarus-Poland border have not applied to the Belarusian authorities for refugee status or complementary protection. He stresses that the migrants are still seeking to leave for the EU countries and reject proposals to return to their homeland.

On Monday, the Polish Border Guard Service reported 174 attempts to illegally cross the Belarus-Poland border. The Polish side issued 66 deportation orders.

50 ‘aggressive foreigners’ tried to break through the border by force in the area of Białowieża, the Polish Ministry of Defence reports, releasing a video of the incident. The migrants were backed by Belarusian officers, Polish border guards say.