Polish soldier dies at the border with Belarus – RT World News

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A Polish soldier died on the country’s eastern border with Belarus, the Polish military confirmed, adding that his death was the result of an “accident” and that “no third parties” were involved.

The soldier had been deployed at the border about a week ago, Poland’s 17th Wielkopolska Mechanized Brigade said in a statement. According to a preliminary report, his weapon was fired accidentally and no third parties were involved in the incident.

The deceased soldier also never came into contact with migrants during his service at the border, the brigade command said, adding that the military has informed the man’s family and are providing them with psychological support.

The incident comes amid mounting tensions along the Polish-Belarus border that have prompted Warsaw to strengthen border security there, due to an influx of migrants the EU attributes to Minsk “Hybrid was” Policies that encourage migrants to embark on a new route to Europe via Belarusian territory. Minsk denies all allegations and says it simply cannot afford to protect the EU from the influx of migrants due to the heavy sanctions imposed on Belarus.

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