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Prime Minister of Poland calls on NATO to resolve border crisis

20:16, 14 November 2021
Prime Minister of Poland calls on NATO to resolve border crisis Photo: Leonid Shcheglov/BelTA/TASS

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that NATO must take “concrete steps” to resolve the immigrant crisis at the border with neighbouring Belarus.


"It is not enough just for us to publicly express our concern - now we need concrete steps and the commitment of the entire alliance," he said in a statement.

Water canons have been installed on the border from the Polish side as officers warn migrants that force will be used against them in case they continue their advancement.

Moraweicki also said that Poland, Lithuania and Latvia have the right to ask for NATO consultation according to the alliance treaty’s fourth article.

According to Article 4 any member of the block can request consultations in case their independence, security or political integrity are in danger.

Earlier a young Syrian man was found dead at the border bringing the total number of deaths from the crisis to 9. 

There have already been several breaching attempts as migrants with sticks damaged barbed wire and attempted to pass, however they were stopped by Polish border patrol officers.