Polish nationalists call for wall against migrants on eastern border

Nationalist politicians in Poland Thursday demanded the construction of a wall along the Polish-Ukrainian border to block a possible wave of migrants from the Middle East.

Representatives from Poland's "National Movement," a group of delegates from the conservative Kukiz15 party, said it was safe to assume that more migrants would attempt to cross the EU's eastern border into Poland in spring.

Party member Sylvester Chruszcz estimated the cost of constructing of a wall at 225 million zloty (56 million dollars).

Without any such obstruction, Poland's eastern border would be exposed to illegal crossings by migrants, said party member Wojciech Bakuna.

The Kukiz15 party is collecting signatures in support of a referendum on migrant quotas, aimed at blocking the previous liberal-conservative government's plans to accept 7,500 refugees.

Poland's conservative nationalist government, led by Beata Szydlo, has voiced criticism of its migrant quota, but is holding to the promise of its predecessors.

Last update: Thu, 25/02/2016 - 16:50

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