The President of Belarus called on European powers to cooperate with Minsk, but Berlin refused to accept the proposal of 2,000 people.
President Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus does not seek to confront Poland, but hopes that European powers will cooperate with Minsk to solve the problem. Immigration crisis Along the border between his country and Poland, he added that if the crisis worsens “too far, war is inevitable.”
Belarus’ BELTA National News Agency quoted Lukashenko as saying on Monday that he did not want the situation to escalate after a few weeks of border tensions, and Polish security forces prevented immigrants and refugees intending to enter the EU from entering the group.
“We need to reach out to Poles, every Poles, to show them that we are not barbarians and we don’t want to confront. We don’t need it. Because we understand that if we go too far, war is inevitable,” Luca Shen Ke said.
“That would be a disaster. We understand this very well. We don’t want any kind of outbreak.”
Minsk’s plan to resolve the crisis was rejected
Poland and its Western allies accuse Minsk of provoking an immigration crisis.
They said it attracted thousands of people, mainly from the Middle East, into Belarus, and then transported them to the EU through Poland, Lithuania and Latvia in response to the EU’s controversial dispute with the Lukashenko government in August. Sanctions for violations of human rights. The 2020 elections gave him his sixth term.
The 67-year-old denied the allegations and said that unless the EU removes the penalty, his government cannot help resolve the situation.
Last week, Lukashenko proposed a plan to end the crisis. According to the plan, EU member Germany will receive 2,000 immigrants and refugees currently in Belarus, and another 5,000 will be sent back to their country.
But the proposal was completely rejected by Berlin and the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union.
A German government spokesperson said on Monday: “The idea of establishing a humanitarian corridor to Germany for 2,000 migrants is not an acceptable solution for Germany or the European Union.”
“More and more terrifying” conditions
Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reported in the village of Bruzgi near the Belarusian-Polish border that Lukashenko is now strengthening his rhetoric against the EU as part of a “last effort” to put pressure on the EU after it rejected his proposal.
At the same time, she said that with the advent of winter, conditions along the border between Belarus and Poland are becoming “increasingly dire” because immigrants and refugees are still trapped in cold conditions.
Humanitarian agencies say that as many as 13 people have died in the area. Many people have suffered in the cold and humid forests with little food and water.
Poland has defendant Although Minsk cleared the main camps along the barbed wire border last week, the Belarusian army continues to transport migrants and refugees to the border.
After the customs clearance operation, many immigrants and refugees camped at the border were placed in nearby Belarusian warehouses.