Migrant crisis: Polish president visits border troops

The migrants have endured freezing weather in makeshift camps since Monday (November 8) as they try to cross into Poland.

Poland has reinforced the border patrols with thousands of additional soldiers, border guards and police officers as groups of migrants were attempting to break through border fence and cross into the country.

Poland has reported at least seven migrant deaths in the months-long crisis and some migrants have expressed fear they would die.

The European Union has accused Belarus of encouraging migrants to come to its territory then pushing thousands of them to cross into Poland and other neighboring EU states in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Minsk.

Belarus and its ally Russia have placed the blame on Europe, with the Kremlin accusing it of failing to live up to its own humanitarian ideals and trying to "strangle" Belarus with plans to close part of the frontier.