Army sent in as border crisis explodes – desperate EU forced to beg UK for help

The UK Ministry of Defence said it would provide the help in response to what it called “irregular migration”. Polish politicians have accused Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko of engineering the crisis over EU sanctions against him.

The MoD said the deployment to the NATO ally was anticipated to last until April next year

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “Our commitment to European security is unwavering and we will always offer support to our allies.

“This non-combat support will assist Polish efforts to protect their border and pass on vital engineering expertise.”

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