Soldiers on the Poland-Belarus border stunned residents after appearing on dating app Tinder amid the ongoing migrant crisis.
Women in the Belarusian town of Grodno, located near the incendiary border checkpoint, spotted a deluge of hopeful soldiers looking for love from Poland, Lithuania and even Belarus.
A profile on the app is of a 25-year-old Polish soldier named Michal, whose photo shows him pointing a gun at the camera.
He brazenly asks, “Are you looking at my equipment?” “
He adds: “I created a profile here just to see how this app works, I doubt anyone is slipping properly, but if you do, I’m inviting you to a conversation.”
It comes as troops have been reinforced on both sides of the border in recent days, where around 4,000 refugees have gathered after being transported there by forces loyal to Belarusian tyrant Alexander Lukashenko.
But it seems the unfolding chaos hasn’t stopped the soldiers in their quest for romance.
Women in the Belarusian town of Grodno, which is near the incendiary migrant border post, spotted a deluge of hopeful soldiers looking for love on Tinder. A profile on the dating app is of a 20-year-old Polish soldier named Michal, whose photo shows him pointing a gun at the camera (left). Another profile showed a Belarusian soldier who says he enjoys “music, athletics, swimming, hiking and exercising” (right)
Another Tinder profile of Polish soldier Artur, 24, who is seen standing in a roster parade wearing a face mask and holding an automatic rifle, says he enjoys being “active” and “rides his bike very often. interesting places to take pictures “.
Another still called âAleks 20â lists his interests as âtravel, photography, cooking, cat lover and fishingâ.
Other profiles show a 26-year-old Lithuanian soldier named Mantas and a Belarusian soldier who says he enjoys “music, athletics, swimming, hiking and exercise”.
A Belarusian woman named Anja shared screenshots of the profiles on Twitter after receiving them from a friend who lives in the border town.
Anja wrote: âThis is what Tinder looks like now, if you’re a girl in Grodno. It’s not funny.’
She has since been inundated with support from local women, one of them, Lena, adding: “Bang, bang, bangâ¦ but the wrong kind.”
Another Tinder profile of Polish soldier Artur, 24, who is seen standing in a line-up parade wearing a face mask and holding an automatic rifle (pictured right), says he enjoys being ‘active’ and ‘going very often cycling to interesting places to take pictures’. Yet another called “Aleks 20” lists his interests as “travel, photography, cooking, cat lovers and fishing” (pictured left)
Other profiles show a 26-year-old Lithuanian soldier named Mantas (pictured right) and another Polish soldier named Mateusz (pictured left)
But a Twitter user called Tolga Ra said, âWhat would you like to see on Tinder? … These guys are just showing off their real lives.
“And they don’t have a kilo of makeup.”
In response, Anja, who originally posted the Tinder profiles, said, âI’m not judging.
âThese screenshots aren’t even mine, they’re from my friend who lives there.
“It’s just a pretty unusual situation for Belarus.”
It comes as Mail Online revealed that Polish border guards were forced to repel an attack by hundreds of migrants on the border with Belarus with water cannons and flash grenades this morning, during the latest escalation of tensions. on the eastern front of the EU.
Authorities in Warsaw gave the order to extinguish a group that was throwing stones, smoke bombs and pieces of metal fence at their soldiers despite near freezing conditions.
A policeman was rushed to hospital with a suspected fractured skull after being shot in the face.
The thousands of desperate refugees who have gathered at the border are mostly from the Middle East and North Africa.
At least 11 migrants have died on both sides since the influx began this summer.
Polish police fired a water cannon at migrants camped at the Belarusian-Polish border in Bruzgi on Tuesday morning
A migrant throws a stone at the police at the border as others are seen with stones in their hands ready to throw at the police
Police water cannon extinguishes migrants camped on Polish border with Belarus as migrant crisis continues
One of them, a 19-year-old Syrian from the war-torn town of Homs, was buried on Monday.
Lukashenko’s men appeared to force migrants through openings in the fence in a video that appeared today, while other footage showed a Belarusian soldier cutting a hole in barbed wire.
A fleet of specialized vehicles with water cannons has been dispatched to the border post between Kuznica and Bruzgi where thousands of migrants have gathered since last week in the hope of reaching the EU.
Recently released footage shows Polish police firing water cannons through the border fence at migrants on the Belarusian side of the border.
A spokesman for Polish border guards told MailOnline: âMigrants at the Bruzgi border post on the Belarusian side have been attacking the Polish border service for about an hour.
âWater cannons were used against these aggressive foreigners.
âThe migrants threw stones and smoky objects at the Polish border service.
Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko holds a meeting on the Belarusian-Polish border situation from the presidential palace in Minsk on Thursday
Migrant shoots fence post today as Polish police are seen waving shields for protection from projectiles
“A loud bang was heard and a wooden log was thrown through the barbed wire fence by aggressive strangers.”
The spokesman added: “The immigrants encamped at the Bruzgi border post behaved aggressively, throwing stones and various objects at the Polish border guards.
“In order to prevent illegal border crossing, water cannons were used against aggressive foreigners.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the use of tear gas and water cannons by Polish forces “absolutely unacceptable”.
“The behavior of the Polish side is absolutely unacceptable,” he said at a press conference in Moscow, citing “tear gas and a water cannon and shots fired over the head migrants heading to Belarus “.