Yesterday night saw the bitter battle between Warsaw, Minsk explode when Belarusian troops tore up the border wall and blocked Polish soldiers from rebuilding.

Polish Border Force released film footage this morning showing how their troops were blinded with lasers and flash lights while trying to secure the frontier.

Just hours earlier, Belarusian forces destroyed a portion of the 120-mile barbed wire fence that separated the eastern European countries.

To attack Polish troops once they crossed the border, the Belarusian military also provided tear gas to the migrants.

This incursion took place near Czeremcha, which had seen many migrants cross the border in the past weeks.

Plish soldiers and police watch migrants at the Poland/Belarus border near Kuznica, Poland, in this photograph released by the Territorial Defence Forces, November 12, 2021. The bitter dispute between Warsaw and Minsk dramatically escalated last night when Belarusian troops ripped up the border fence and prevented Polish soldiers from rebuilding it

In this photo released by Territorial Defence Forces on November 12, 2021, Plish soldiers and officers watch the migrants near Kuznica (Poland) in the Territorial Defence Forces photograph. Last night, the bitter conflict between Warsaw and Minsk escalated dramatically when Belarusian soldiers tore up the border wall and stopped Polish soldiers rebuilding it.

Alexander Lukashenko was ordering the soldiers to assist migrants crossing the border in order to stabilize the EU.

MailOnline received a statement from the Polish Border Force saying that the soldiers of Belarus began to tear down the fence posts and destroy the temporary frontier last night. The strobe light and laser beams blinded the Polish forces.

“Also, about 100 migrants attempted to cross the border and Poland claims that Belarusians provided tear gas. This was then used against Polish forces.

Polish police said on Saturday the body of a young Syrian man was found in Poland near the border with Belarus, police said on Saturday, amid mounting international tension over the migrant crisis the EU says has been orchestrated by Minsk.

Migrants from the Middle East, thousands upon thousands, are hiding in frigid conditions at the border of Belarus and EU States Poland and Lithuania. These countries are refusing permission to allow them through. Some of them have already been killed and others are being held back by the cold as they wait for winter to pass.

According to aid organizations, the death of the 11th victim brings the total number of people who have been killed by migrants on both sides to eleven since the beginning the crisis in the summer. 

Film footage released this morning (pictured) by Poland's Border Force reveals how its troops were blinded by lasers and strobe lights as they tried to shore up the frontier

This morning’s film footage (photo) from Poland’s Border Force shows how their troops were blinded with lasers and flash lights while trying to protect the frontier.

Pictured: Bright lights are shown streaming through a barbed wire fence last night on the Poland-Belarus border, as Belarusian troops stopped Polish troops from fixing the fence

Pictured. Bright lights can be seen shining through a barbedwire fence on Poland’s border with Belarus. This was as a result of Belarusian troops stopping Polish troops from fixing it. 

Pictured: A grab from a video showing a green laser is shone through a barbed wire fence

Pictured: An image taken from a video in which a green light is reflected through a fence made of barbed wire.

Polish army have erected 180 kilometres of barber wire fencing (pictured) across the border with Belarus. Pictures from Poland Ministry of Defence

Polish soldiers have constructed 180 kilometers of fencing made from barber wire (pictured) along the Belarus border. Images courtesy of Poland Ministry of Defence

Podlaska Police tweeted: “Yesterday, in woods, close to the border, Wolka Techowska, the corpse of a young Syrian men was found.”

Police stated that they could not determine the cause and manner of death on the spot.

This discovery was made amid increasing international tensions over the crisis. The situation is being warned by Belarusian neighbors and the concern expressed by Joe Biden, the U.S. president.

Polish border patrols have estimated that up to 4,000 migrants are now camping at the border. 

Belarus stated on Saturday, that there were more migrants crossing the border than ever before and that some 100 of them had already crossed the border into Poland.

“There is a small group of migrants near the border. These migrants are actually on Polish soil. The RIA news agency quotes the Belarusian State Border Committee as saying that they can accommodate up to 100 persons.

Polish Border Guard stated that a portion of the temporary fencing erected in Poland by Poland to stop migrants at night was taken down by Belarusian troops.

Belarusian Red Cross worker and military distribute food for asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants who gather at the Belarus-Polish border in the Grodno region, not far from the checkpoint Bruzgi, Belarus, 12 November 2021

Military and workers from Belarusian Red Cross distribute food to asylum-seekers and refugees who are gathered at the Belarusian-Polish border, Grodno, near the checkpoint Bruzgi (Belarus), 12 November 2021

Migrants unload a truck with tree trunks delivered by the Belarusian officials in a camp on the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region on November 12, 2021

Unloading a truck of tree trunks that were delivered to them by Belarusian officials at the Grodno border on November 12, 2021, Migrants

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a crucial ally for President Alexander Lukashenko. He stated that Belarus does not have anything to do with the current migrant crisis.

Mariusz Kaminski, the Polish Interior Minister, told RMF FM that he will meet with Avril Haines, U.S. Director for National Intelligence to talk about the situation. He stated that around 1,500 people had been reported to be residing along the border, and this figure was increasing.

Austria, Lithuania Latvia and Estonia asked for international assistance to organize humanitarian and medical aid in Belarus to avoid tragedies at the Polish border.

Polish Border Guard stated that there had been 219 attempted illegal crossings of the border last Friday. According to the Lithuanian Border Guard, 144 people attempted to cross on Friday. 

Speaking on Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia has nothing to do with the migrant crisis on the Belarus-Poland border.

I want everybody to know. After Poland and other Western critics had accused Moscow of conspiring with Minsk in order to transport thousands of migrants across the EU border, he stated that they have nothing to do. 

Putin stated that European leaders should talk to Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian president, to end the current crisis which has led to hundreds of migrants from the Middle East being trapped at the border.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said today in an interview with Russian state television (pictured) that Russia has nothing to do with the migrant crisis on the Belarus-Poland border

Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview to Russian state TV (pictured), that Russia is not involved with the crisis at the Belarus-Poland border with migrants.

Putin declared that Alexander Lukashenko, (German Chancellor Angela Merkel), and he were ready to have a conversation with each other.

“I’m hopeful that this will occur in the very near future. This is extremely important.

Again, he blamed the West and said that the policies of the Middle East had caused the crisis.

“We must not forget from where the crises that are associated with migration originated.” Is Belarus responsible for these crises or is it something else? Putin replied.

These reasons are not created by Western countries, even European ones. These reasons are both political and military in nature.

Putin stated that the Russian government considers recent US and NATO Black Sea exercises a challenge.

“The United States of America and NATO allies are conducting unplanned exercises at the Black Sea. This includes not only an extremely powerful naval unit, but also aircraft, and even strategic aviation. He said this in an interview to Vesti state broadcaster.  

Lukashenko seeks to pay back for EU sanctions; Putin loves mischief. 

Is there a reason for the crisis?

Following the August 2020 elections that granted authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko an additional term of office, massive protests erupted in Belarus for months. Both the West and opposition rejected the outcome as fraudulent.

The Belarusian authorities responded strongly to protests by arresting more than 35,000 and beating thousands of people.

Both the U.S. and European Union reacted to Lukashenko by placing sanctions against his government.

After a Belarusian passenger jet carrying passengers from Greece to Lithuania was diverted into Minsk in May, authorities arrested Roman Pratasevich.

EU termed it “air piracy” and banned Belarusian air carriers from its skies. It also reduced imports to the top commodities of Belarus, such as oil products and potash (an ingredient in fertilizer).

Lukashenko, furious at the EU’s sanctions for denying his government funds to control migration flows, responded by saying that he wouldn’t abide any agreement to stop illegal immigration.

As a result, planes transporting migrants from Syria, Iraq, and other nations began to arrive in Belarus. Soon, they were heading for Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia.

Pavel Latushka of the Belarusian Opposition claimed that government-controlled tourist agencies offered visa support for migrants, and helped them get to the border.

Lukashenko, the EU claimed, was using migrants as pawns to launch a “hybrid assault” against the bloc of 27 nations in retaliation towards the sanctions. Lukashenko denied encouraging migrants to flow and claimed that the EU violates migrants’ rights by depriving them of safe passage.

How has the EU responded to this?

Lithuania created a temporary state of emergency during the summer to manage an influx in migrants and reinforce its border with Belarus. To accommodate increasing numbers of migrants, it set up tent camps.

In the past months, small groups made it possible to escape from Latvia, Poland, and Lithuania at night using forests paths that were far away from densely populated areas.

This week, large groups of people gathered in open areas at the Polish border. Some used shovels or wire cutters to cut through a fence made from razor-wire at Poland’s border.

Warsaw officials estimated that there were between 3,000 to 4,000 people in the area and prevented many from entering.

Poland used riot police as well other force to strengthen the border security. At the border between Belarus and Poland, eight people have died. Nighttime temperatures dropped below freezing.

EU solidarity has been strong with Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Lithuania. Officials from the EU are set to meet again in order to discuss additional sanctions against Belarus. The President of the European Council Charles Michel stated for the first-time that it would examine the possibility of funding ‘physical infrastructure’ along the border, such as fences or barriers. 

How does Russia play a role in this?

Russia’s main ally in Belarus provided support, including loans and political assistance, to Lukashenko’s government.

Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, stated that the migration flows were a result of the U.S.-led invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as Western-backed Arab Spring revolts in North Africa and the Middle East.

The EU was challenged by him to provide financial support to Belarus in order to address the influx.

While Poland claimed that Russia was responsible for the crisis, the Kremlin rebuked it.

Usau stated that Russia may be willing to act as mediator, in order to strengthen ties between Germany and the EU.