Canada Lead 1-Warsaw accuses Minsk to return migrants to the border

16:45  19 november  2021
16:45  19 november  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

Crisis Migration: Belarus will not be kneeling "in front of Europe according to Loukachenko

 Crisis Migration: Belarus will not be kneeling © provided by Liberation hundreds of migrants massed Côté Belarus, on the country border with Poland and the EU, Monday. "We are not looking for the fight," launched Alexander Loukachenko during an interview with extracts published by the Belta Public Agency. "I'm not crazy, I understand perfectly where all this can lead. [...] We know where our place is but we will not put on your knees either, " added.

Europe-Migrants / Belarus-Poland (Lead 1, Photo, TV): Lead 1-Warsaw accuses Minsk to bring back migrants at the border

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Warsaw, 19 November (Reuters) - Poland has accused Byélorussia on Friday again to convey hundreds of migrants to the border between the two countries and to encourage them to try to cross it, after the next day. Evacuation by Minsk Camps erected in this area.

The Belarusian authorities have evacuated Thursday the main fortune camps located near the border with Poland, in which thousands of migrants were flooded.

Flights from repatriation, the first on departure from Belarus since August, were also organized Thursday to renew hundreds of Iraqis in their country.

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 Migrants: Germany requires new EU sanctions against Belarus The German Foreign Minister accuses Belarus to exploit "unscrupulous" migrants by sending them to the border with Poland. "We will punish all those who participate in targeted traffic of migrants." Germany is in favor of new sanctions from the European Union against Belarus, said Wednesday, November 10 the German Foreign Minister. Heiko Maas accuses President Belarusse, Alexander Loukachenko, to exploit "unscrupulous" migrants by sending them to the border with Poland .

But the spokesperson for the Polish border guard stated that the Belarus authorities had brought hundreds of migrants to the border from Thursday night, forcing them to try to cross it by the darkness.

"At first, there were 100 people, but then the Belarus brought back more people into trucks. Then they were 500", said this spokesman reporting a "constraint" attempt to cross the border.

The Camps evacuated the day before - whose occupants were taken Thursday in a shed a little further away from the border where the press could be - seemed still empty Friday morning, according to a message from Polish police on Twitter .

President Belarusse Alexander Loukachenko mentioned this file Friday with his ally and Russian homologue Vladimir Putin. According to the services of the Kremlin, who shared this telephone interview, the two men emphasized the importance of cooperation between Belarus and the European Union.

in Minsk, the migrants prisoners of Belarusian blackmail

 in Minsk, the migrants prisoners of Belarusian blackmail © Leonid Scheglov, EPA, Maxppp among blocked migrants, many families. attracted to Minsk, capital of Belarus, to better serve the diplomatic blackmail of President Alexander Loukachenko, thousands of Iraqis and Syrian find themselves blocked. And the tone rises between Minsk and the Europeans. In the hall of a modest Minsk State Hôtel, Thirty migrants , families with young children, wait for their keys. Not speaking neither Russian nor English, they struggle to be understood.

While no Western leader had spoken with Alexander Loukachenko since his contested re-election in August 2020, the outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel contacted him twice this week.

The European Commission - which does not intend to negotiate with the Belarusian President - rejected Thursday a crisis exit plan that Belarus says to have submitted to Angela Merkel, which would provide for the repatriation of 5,000 migrants by Minsk and the management of 2,000 others by the European Union.

The EU has been accusing Belarus for several months to have enamel thousands of migrants from the Middle East to create a crisis situation at the border of Poland but also from Lithuania, in retaliation to the penalties imposed after repression. demonstrations against the re-election of Alexander Loukachenko.

Minsk denies any instrumentalization of migrants.

(Reporting Joanna Plucinska, Pawel Flooriewicz and Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk in Warsaw, Andrius Sytas in Vilnius, written by Joanna Plucinska; French version Juliette Portlaa and Myriam Rivet, published by Bertrand Boucey)

Lead 1-Poland believes that the migratory crisis with Belarus could worsen .
Europe-migrants / Belarus-Poland (Lead 1, Photo, TV): Lead 1-Poland believes that the migration crisis with Belarus could worsening (updated with details, declarations) Warsaw / Vilnius, November 21 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Polish, Mateusz Morawiecki, warned Sunday that the migratory crisis at the Belarusian border could be the prelude to "something Early worse "and accuses Minsk to continue to send migrants to his territory with the complicity of the security forces.

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