Belarusian forces fired gunfire on Polish troops at the eastern border on Thursday, a spokeswoman for the Polish Border Police said, according to Euronews. The Prime Minister of Poland expressed his support for Polish troops after this incident.

Spokeswoman Anna Michalska also stated that no one was injured and that most likely he was shot with blind bullets.

The Polish Foreign Ministry summoned Belarus’ business manager on Friday.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted that “all state forces” are with the border troops and that the military is defending the borders.

“I am and will always be firmly with our soldiers and our border troops,” Morawiecki said.

“I want to thank our military for their professional and responsible attitude,” he added.

Anna Michalska also said that border troops are under increasing pressure due to the increasing number of incidents with objects thrown from the Belarusian side.

Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, EU member states, are defending their borders against the growing pressure of migrants from the Middle East and Africa.

Brussels has said that illegal migration is organized and encouraged by the government of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

The EU accuses Lukashenko of waging a “hybrid war” in response to Western sanctions against the authoritarian government in Minsk.

Belarusian border forces spokesman Anton Bychkovsky denied that gunfire was fired.

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Editor: Bogdan Pacurar

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