President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, referring to the situation with migrants on the border of the republic and the EU countries, said that there is a humanitarian catastrophe.
“In short, a humanitarian catastrophe at the border,” Lukashenko said on Monday in Minsk, listening to a report on the situation at the state border. His words are quoted on the official website of the head of state.
According to him, the neighboring EU countries “have introduced a state of emergency and no one is allowed there so that no one knows how people die there.”
“Let’s consult on how we will continue to work. It’s not a matter that people suffer. Well, yes, they dressed them, fed them, took them there firewood, gave them some tents. But in winter they will freeze. These are people who came for thousands. kilometers from the south”, Lukashenko said.
Recently, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland reported an increase in the number of detained illegal migrants on the border with Belarus, accusing Minsk of creating a migration crisis. The EU claims that Belarus is using migrants as a “hybrid weapon” against the EU after sanctions were imposed on Minsk. Lukashenko noted that Minsk will no longer restrain the flow of illegal migrants to the EU countries: because of the West’s sanctions, there is “neither money nor energy for this.” The border guards of Belarus have repeatedly stated about the forcible expulsion of migrants by Lithuania, Poland and Latvia to the Belarusian territory.Ukraine is ready to become a NATO member – General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine