US News Lead 2-Belarus evacuates migrant camps at the Polish border
Poland Police takes more than 50 migrants near the border with Belarus Fest
Sokolka. The police in Poland arrested more than 50 migrants near the border with Belarus. People would have broken the border in two groups and they were illegal to Poland. © Leonid Shcheglov Polish policemen and boundary contactors are on the barbed wire. That explained to the local police spokesman Tomasz Krupa on Wednesday. The arrests have been made in the past 24 hours near the village of Bialowieza. Several refugees would have removed the arrest, after you are looking for.
Europe-migrants / Belarus (Lead 2, Photo, TV): Lead 2-Belarus evacuates migrant camps at the Polish border
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by Kacper Pempel and Charlotte Bruneau
Bruzgi, Belarus, 18 November (Reuters) - Belarus has evacuated Thursday the main migrant camps at his border with Poland, which could constitute a major step towards a way out of this crisis Also involving Russia and the whole of the European Union.
According to the Belarusian Press Agency Belta, migrants who flooded in these fortune camps erected in the forest were taken to a slightly further hangar from the border.
A spokesman for Polish customs officers confirmed that these camps had been evacuated.
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"These camps are now empty, the migrants were most likely taken to the logistics and transportation center that is not far from the border post of Bruzgi," said this spokesman.
"There were no other camps of this type (...) but there were groups that appeared at other places to try to cross the border. We will see what happens in the Next hours (...) There are still people there but it clearly empties. "
The European Union accuses Belarus for having 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 sanctions imposed after the repression of the events. 2020 against the re-election of President Alexander Loukachenko. Minsk denies any instrumentalization.
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A dozen these people seem to be dead in the icy cold of Belarusian forests close to the border.
In recent weeks, hundreds of migrants have tried every night to go to Poland by confronting Polish forces.
The evacuation of these camps intervenes after an intense diplomatic activity which has seen the German Chancellor Angela Merkel interview twice, Monday and Wednesday, with Alexandre Loukachenko, who had had no contact with the slightest Western leader since Its re-election of 2020.
The EU refuses to negotiate with Belarus
The Belarus reported Thursday that its president had submitted to Angela Merkel a crisis exit plan, which would provide for the repatriation of 5,000 migrants by Minsk and the care. of 2,000 others by the European Union.
Berlin denied any agreement. A German government source pointed out that the current crisis was "a European problem for which Germany did not act alone."
several hundred migrants displaced to a border crossing between Poland and Belarus
according to the Polish authorities, the Belarus forces transferred hundreds of migrants at the level of a border post between the two countries so that they are trying to Force the border ". © Handout / Polish Border Guard / AFP video capture made from images disseminated by the Polish border guards on November 15, 2021. It shows a large crowd of migrants gathering at the closed border of Kuznica-Bruzgi between Poland And Belarus, while Polish forces keep the border.
The European Executive did not respond immediately to Minsk's proposal, but he had previously known that he did not intend to negotiate with Alexander Lukashenko.
The Foreign Ministers of the G7 member countries launched a call on Thursday to Belarus to put an end to "inhuman acts" which "put the lives of people in danger".
"We call the plan to immediately stop its aggressive and exploitation campaign in order to avoid other dead and suffering," they declare in a statement.
Nearly 430 Iraqis were Thursday at Minsk Airport to return to their country on the first rapistry flights since August.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has clarified that a stopover was planned for Erbil, in the Kurdish North of the country, before arrival in Baghdad.
Iraqis, mostly Kurdish, represent a significant part of blocked migrants at the border and in Belarus forests.
"I would not go back (in Iraq) If it was for my wife," said Reuters a 30-year-old Iraqi Kurdish who tried to cross at least eight times the border.
"She does not want to go back with me at the border because she saw too many horrors there."
Brussels hopes that the pressure exerted on the airlines to stop sending migrants to Minsk from the Middle East will bear fruit.
Several companies have already agreed to suspend their flights to the Belarusian capital. (Reporting Estelle Shirbon, Anna Koper, Kacper Pempel, Pawel Florkiewicz, Matthias Williams, Charlotte Bruneau, Vladimir Soldatkin, with William James and John Davison, French version Laetitia Volga, Diana Mandiá and Bertrand Boucey, edited by Blandine Hénault and Sophie Louet)
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© Sergei Bobylev / TASS / SIPA USA / SIPA Poland refuses to open its border and plans to build a wall.