The Ministry of National Defense tweeted a post along with a short video showing Belarusian officers on duty at the border... under the influence of alcohol. According to the Ministry of National Defense, this is not the first such case on the part of Belarusians. 

 

"Belarusians are half in the bag while on duty. This is not the first such incident that our soldiers have encountered," - we read in the Ministry’s tweet.

 

 

Since the beginning of the year, the Border Guard has recorded over 35,000 attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border, including over 6,000 in November, nearly 17,300 in October, nearly 7,700 in September and over 3,500 in August.

 

Since 2 September, due to migratory pressure in the border zone with Belarus, a state of emergency has been in force in 183 towns in Podlaskie and Lubelskie voivodeships. It was introduced for 30 days by an order of President Andrzej Duda, issued at the request of the Council of Ministers. The parliament agreed to extend the state of emergency for another 60 days.