Poland warns of ‘armed’ attempts on its border as Germany urges EU to act

Poland says thousands more are waiting near Belarusian border, and German minister says Warsaw and Berlin ‘can’t handle this alone’

Poland has warned of an “armed” escalation of conflict involving migrants massed near the border with Belarus, as the global community reacted to the latest grim chapter in Europe’s migrant crisis.

Having blocked hundreds of people from entering the country, Polish government spokesperson Piotr Muller said a further 3,000 to 4,000 migrants were gathering near the border. “We expect that there may be an escalation of this type of action on the Polish border in the near future, which will be of an armed nature,” he said.

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