Belarusian and Russian officers involved in attacks on Border Guard

Artur Reszko/PAP

The Belarusian and Russian security services are involved in frequent attacks targeting Polish patrols on Poland’s border with Belarus, a senior Polish security official has said.

In a recent incident, Stanisław Żaryn, the commissionaire for information-space security, said Border Guard (SG) officers were pelted with stones after they stopped a group of 13 foreigners trying to get into Poland in the Białowieża Forest.

Some people in the group were masked and had two-way radios.

"There are repeated attacks on @Straz_Graniczna patrols guarding the border with Belarus," tweeted Żaryn. "There is a significant increase in attempts to storm the border. Foreigners are better organised and managed by Belarusian and Russian services."

He added that Belarusian and Russian officers were on the "front line".

"Russia remains the main beneficiary of actions against Europe," he continued. "Launching an illegal migration route against Nato was part of its aggressive operations against the Western world. Russia still counts on the possibility of destabilizing the region."

In 2021, Poland's border with Belarus came under huge pressure from thousands of migrants trying to get into the country.