There is alarm in Poland, which plans to move up to 10,000 additional troops on the border with Belarus to reinforce the Border Guard, as Defense Minister Marius Blaszczak announced today Thursday.

“About 10,000 troops will go to the border, of which 4,000 will immediately reinforce the Border Guard and 6,000 will be in reserve,” said the minister in an interview on public radio.

“We are moving the army closer to the border with Belarus to scare the attacker so that he does not dare to attack us”Blaszczak said.

Deputy Interior Minister Maciej Vasik said yesterday, Wednesday, that Poland will send 2,000 additional soldiers to its border with Belarus.

The head of the Polish Border Guard, Tomasz Praga, said earlier this week that 19,000 people attempted to cross the Polish border with Belarus illegally this year, up from 16,000 last year.

Strong forces have been deployed in Belarus paramilitary organization Wagner who train the Belarusian soldiers. Wagner’s presence in Belarus has alarmed Warsaw.

The situation for the opposition in Belarus is today worse than ever, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs stressed, while expressing the EU’s concern about the deployment of Wagner forces inside the country Joseph Borel in his statement on the completion of three years since the 2020 presidential elections and the violent suppression of the protests of hundreds of thousands of citizens against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko.