Polish security forces not in danger says Belarus
Belarus’s border guard has said Polish security forces are in “no danger” while guarding the Belarusian border.
The claim came in an "explanation" of the border situation sent to Poland's Border Guard.
On Thursday, Poland warned Belarus it would have to close a rail-border crossing in Kuźnica Bialostocka "if the security in the region does not improve."
In recent days, the crossing was the site of a mass gathering of migrants, mostly from Middle East and Africa, who carried out numerous, though unsuccessful, attempts to break through border barriers.
Poland says the Belarusian president, Aleksander Lukashenko, has invited migrants to his country only to use them to destabilise the EU in retaliation for sanctions Brussels has imposed on Minsk, by pushing them across the border.
The State Border Committee of Belarus (GPK) said in a news release on Friday that it had sent information to the Polish side concerning the situation along the border and on the GPK's actions to mitigate the crisis.
Part of the information included "explanations of the situation close to the Bruzgi road border crossing," the Belarusian town on the opposite side of the border to Kuźnica Bialostocka.
"We have informed (the Polish border guard - PAP) about the actions undertaken in order to normalise the situation and about the fact that there is no danger to Polish uniformed services," the GPK added.
The Belarusian border guard also said it was ready to reinstate road traffic on the Kuźnica-Bruzgi border crossing, which was closed by Poland on November 9.
Belarus puts the number of migrants who had gathered at the crossing at 2,000 and says they have been transported to a logistics centre in Bruzgi.
Poland has confirmed the camps at the border have been emptied.
Stanislaw Żaryn, director of Poland's National Security Department, said on Friday afternoon that "a town" was emerging near the Belarusian logistics centre.
"A real town is growing around the logistics centre where Belarusians are sending the migrants who are preparing attacks against Poland's border," Żaryn wrote.
"A shop, a food truck, a kebab shop, a hot dog shop and an exchange booth have all emerged," Żaryn added.