US News Belarus: Lukashenko promises migrants that he will not hold them
Poland-Belarus: Bohoniki, a Tatar Village Witness Migrants Drama
"The situation is a shame for both migrants and for our Polish border soldiers," says the head of the village Tatar community. View on Euronews © Wojtek Radwanski / AFP Gold Licensors A migrant killed at the border was buried in the Bohoniki Bohoniki Muslim cemetery is a Tatar village located in eastern Poland, where a large Muslim community lives. This little village, usually calm, is located near the border with the Belarus, at the level of the position of Kuznica-Bruzgi.
L E Chairman of Belarus Alexander Loukachenko promised Friday to the migrants stuck on the Polish border that he does not remember force. They want to win Europe, calling Germany to welcome them, at risk of aggravating tensions.
Several thousand people, originating mainly from the countries of the Middle East, have flocked in recent weeks on the border of Poland, awakening the fear of Europe of a large migration crisis.
Brussels accuses Belarus for organizing this influx by delivering visas and sending arrivals to the borders of Poland and, to a lesser extent, from Lithuania, in order to revenge Western sanctions.
Lead 1-Migrants-Merkel exhorted Loukachenko to accept the help of the UN and the EU
Europe-Migrants / Belarus-Germany (Lead 1): Lead 1-Migrants-Merkel urged Lukashenko to accept L Help of the UN and the EU (adds Dateline News) Berlin, 17 November (Reuters) - The German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged President Belarusse Alexander Loukachenko Wednesday to allow the United Nations and the Commission European to help migrants blocked at the border between Belarus and Poland. This is the second telephone interview between the two leaders since the beginning of the week.
Several hundred migrants have left Belarus to return to the country in recent days, but attempts to pass through Poland continue and Minsk alternates between appeasement and warnings addressed to Europe.
"If some of you want to go to the West, it's your right. We will not try to stop you, to hit you, to hold you behind barbed wire," launched Mr. Lukachenko during An impromptu displacement in a center welcoming hundreds of migrants near the Polish border.
He called on Germany to welcome these migrants, adding that "2,000 people, it is not a big problem" for the most populous country of the European Union, according to the words reported by the state news agency Belta.
"Understand", however, launched the address of the migrants, "we can not launch a war to open a corridor to Germany", where many of them want to go.
Federal Government does not want to receive a refugee from Belarus
Horst Seehofer does not want to take any refugee from the Polish-Belarussian border in Germany. He secured German support in this crisis. © Thomas Trevel / photothek.de / Imago Images / Photothek Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer ( CSU ) clarified that the Federal Government has not met with Belarus over the recording of 2000 refugees. "This message is wrong," said the Managing Minister on Thursday in Warsaw after a meeting with Poland's Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski.
"As you want"
in a video published by Belta, we see Mr. Loukachenko, with a serious face, surrounded by a cord of bodyguards, journalists and migrants. Women and children are also visible, near tents installed in this center, a landscaped hangar, located not far from the crossing point of Brouzgui.
This temporary center was opened last week after the dismantling of a makeshift camp at the Polish border welcoming some 2,000 migrants, a gesture then perceived as an attempt to appease Minsk.
This decision was involved in the wake of two telephone interviews between Mr Lukashenko and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a victory for the Belarusian leader treated as a paria in the West.
other advancement indices in the crisis, two new aircraft carrying more than 600 exile candidates left Thursday night Belarus for Iraq, and two other flights are scheduled on Friday and Saturday, according to Minsk airport .
Lebanon: Syrians fleeing Belarus tell the unbearable tragedy
© Leonid Shcheglov BELTA / AFP the gates of Europe, on the border between Belarus and Poland, tens of thousands of exiles are always blocked. Impossible for them to cross the border. the gates of Europe, on the border between Belarus and Poland, tens of thousands of exiles are still blocked. Impossible for them to cross the border. Iraqi Kurds, Syrians or Lebanese, used by the Plan of President Belarusse Loukachenko who opened their doors to put pressure on the European Union.
Despite these concrete progress, Belarusian power seems to maintain the pressure on Europe.
"We understand you, you're looking to go to Europe where you have been invited. We, the Belarusian and I, President Belarusse, will do what you want, even if it's bad for the Polish (...) or Others, "said Loukachenko at his meeting with the migrants Friday.New attempts
Mr. Lukashenko, in power since 1994, has been accused by Brussels for having attracted thousands of migrants since the summer before sending them to the borders of the European Union, in retaliation for Western penalties to punish Minsk for the repression of a protest movement.
Sign that the situation remains explosive at the border, Poland reported Thursday that more than 230 migrants had tried the day before entering its territory from Belarus.
Warsaw accused the security forces of Belarus to actively have taken part in "blinding" Polish border forces with "strobe lamps and green and intense red light lasers".
Minsk regularly denies any involvement in these attempts and accuses the Polish authorities to violently repress migrants. The latter appear as the great losers of this crisis at the gates of Europe, ending up in the vise while Minsk promised them an easy crossing of the border.
according to the Polish media, at least 11 of them have died in the border area since summer.
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Belarus: Loukachenko in a Polish Migrant Center .
© Belta / AFP / Archives L E Chair Belarusse Alexander Loukachenko went Friday in a welcome center for migrants near the Polish border, in the midst of a crisis between the West and Minsk, that the Europe accuses of orchestrate a migratory influx at its doors. "Migrants surrounded the president and welcomed it with applause," said the Belta State News Agency, who also published a photo of Mr. Lukashenko meeting Red Cross employees. In a video published by Belta, Mr.