Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks said that the Baltic countries and Poland do not intend to accept illegal migrants who are trying to penetrate from Belarus into the territory of the European Union.
“Latvia, the Baltic states and Poland will not accept these migrants in any way. We will not do this”, the minister said in an interview with Latvian Radio.
Currently, there are several thousand illegal migrants on the Belarusian-Polish border, who are trying to enter the EU. The Polish authorities pulled the military and the police to the border. In the aggravation of the migration crisis, Warsaw was accused of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
According to Bloomberg, the European Union is considering the possibility of introducing a new package of sanctions due to the situation on the border between Belarus and Poland. In addition, Aeroflot may be subject to restrictions due to the fact that it allegedly “delivers refugees.” Director of the Institute for a New Society and economist Vasily Koltashov noted that such accusations are completely absurd.British plane conducted reconnaissance in the Crimea region