World sanctions announced: Migration about Belarus - EU throws Minsk "Hybrid Attack" before
More migrants reach Germany via 'Belarus route'
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Wednesday that the number of migrants arriving in the country via Poland and Belarus has gone up in recent months. German federal police said more than 4,300 people illegally crossed the border from Poland this year, with most of the migrants coming from Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Iran, German news agency dpa reported. While from January to July only 26 people traveling by the “Belarus route” were registered, 474 arrived in August, 1,914 in September and 1,934 in the first 11 days of October, federal police said.Most people are being put up at asylum reception centers in the eastern state of Brandenburg.
The European Union has sentenced the procedure of the Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko sharply and announced further sanctions. The EU accuses Lukashenko to bring refugees from crisis regions to the EU external border in organized form.
"The European Council will not accept any attempt by third countries to instrumentalize migrants for political purposes," it said on Friday in the final declaration of a two-day EU summit in Brussels. "He condemns the recent hybrid attacks on EU external boundaries and will react accordingly."
, above all, the attempt should be meant not to attack the European Union with weapons, but destabilize through a variety of migrants. Further sanctions against Belarus are already prepared. Chancellor Angela Merkel threw Lukashenko at the Summit of State Human Trafficking.
Trapped in the woods: Belarus accused of using migrants as weapons
Belarus accused of using migrants as weapons. The activists, from the migrants rights group, Grupa Granica, were looking for a small group of men who a short while ago had crossed the border from Belarus into a corner of northeastern Poland.
After hours of debate, the closing text was added. The EU will continue to oppose the hybrid attack by Belarus, also by further "restrictive measures," it said. In addition, the EU Commission was invited to propose potential changes to the common legal framework as well as concrete measures, so that can be reacted quickly and adequately to such attacks. These would have to be consistent with EU law and fundamental rights.
Lukashenko had announced at the end of May that Minsk would no longer prevent migrants on the drive in the EU - in response to tightening western sanctions against his land. Since then, there have been an illegal border crossing at EU external borders to Belarus and the German-Polish border. (dpa)
U.S. Says It Will Not Be Deterred as Belarus Forces Closure of Humanitarian Office .
The move comes as Belarusian authorities face criticism for what's been called an excessive crackdown on protests over the country's 2020 presidential election.The U.S. and and its allies have spoken out against the crackdown, and Samantha Power, the U.S. Agency for International Development administrator, said the closure of the humanitarian offices showed the authorities' "callous disregard of the interests of the Belarusian people.