In Belarus, there are thousands of immigrants near the border with Poland. They want to travel to the European Union, but the Polish authorities prevent this. As a result, tension in the border region escalates significantly.
Instructions for the invasion
according to daily Mail Polish border guards now claim that Belarus is arming migrants with tear gas and requiring them to enter the European Union.
The raid is believed to take place at the border at Koznica, one of the two main crossing points from Poland to Belarus. A spokesperson for the Polish border guards said: MailOnline: “After a quiet night near the camp in Koznica, we are currently noticing more groups of armed officers from the Belarusian services in the area. We notice chaos among the migrants. There is also a TV broadcasting car. Some tents are starting to disappear. The migrants receive instructions, equipment and gas from the Belarusian services. You can see that the Belarusian side is today (Sunday, editor). Preparing for a big attempt to cross the border. Our forces are ready for action.”
Belarus denies the allegations as false information. It seems that “this does not correspond to reality”.
Already 50 barricades
On Saturday evening, about fifty migrants broke through a barrier on the Polish border. Initially, 22 of them were arrested. The rest later, too. They were taken to the border with Belarus.
Poland has about 15,000 soldiers, border guards and police officers standing at the border.
Don’t use people as weapons
Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir McGee. Borrell later said on Twitter that “people should not be used as weapons.”
The Belarussian state agency BELTA, a propaganda tool for the Belarusian regime, reported that McCaig said his country was making efforts against mass immigration from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Minsk is ready for dialogue.
Authoritarian-led Belarus has been accused of creating the tragic situation on its borders. Thousands of migrants have been in freezing temperatures in the border area for days. The European Union says dictator Alexander Lukashenko travels with migrants and that his security services move migrants to Europe’s external borders. He suspects that in this way he is retaliating against Western sanctions and wants to impose dialogue. The European Union no longer recognizes Lukashenko as president due to fraud in his re-election.
McCaig is said to have told Borrell that the sanctions were “hopeless” and “counterproductive”. Earlier, Borrell stated that the European Union will tighten its sanctions. For example, from Monday, everyone “who participates in the traffic of migrants to Belarus, such as airlines, travel agencies and officials” will be targeted.