Polish PM Kopacz: Let's help Hungary with immigrant crisis
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Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz confirmed after a European Union summit in Brussels that Poland will provide support to Hungary in securing the border with Serbia, a major point of entry for refugees.
PM Ewa Kopacz (R) attended the Summit in Brussels. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
Poland will send equipment and a group of Polish border guards to Hungary.
“We will send five very specialised cars with night vision, with equipment that will allow [officers] to observe the whole border,” Kopacz said.
“In addition, we will send a few less-specialised cars and about 70 representatives of the border services,” the Polish Prime Minister told reporters following an immigration summit in Brussels.
PM Kopacz added that Poland is ready to participate in strengthening the EU's border management agency, Frontex.
So far, Poland has provided the Warsaw-based agency with one plane and one helicopter and a total of about 40 people.
“We are ready to send another 40 people,” Kopacz said.
This was the fourth EU summit this year dedicated to the escalating immigration crisis.
The European leaders present have agreed to pursue an “action plan” with Ankara which would include Turkey keeping over two million Syrian refugees and prevent them from travelling to mainland Europe. (rg/rk)