A diplomatic crisis and trapped migrants Tensions at the border between Poland and Belarus were high this week. On Monday, around 3,000 migrants rushed to cross the border between Poland and Belarus. Many countries raised concerns about Minsk’s inability to stop exiles from the eastern frontier of Europe.
Brussels claims that it is doing this to pressure the European Union. Since its strict repression of the 2020 Presidential Election, sanctions have been imposed on it. Alexander Lukashenko (the President of Belarus) grants visas to immigrants before driving them. They are trying to get them to Europe by crossing the border with Poland. As the temperatures drop, many migrants are left stranded on the Belarusian border by soldiers from Poland.
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France called on Russia on Friday to stop the flow from Belarus to the EU of migrants.
The French Foreign Affairs and Armed Ministers, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Florence Parly, have a meeting in Paris with their counterparts Sergey Lavrov and Sergueï Choïgou “Inspired Russia to mobilize its close connections with Belarus in order to bring them to an abrupt halt”According to a French diplomatic statement.
Both ministers are “Condemned the irresponsible behavior of the Belarusian Authorities concerning the instrumentalization migration flows targeting several European Union member countries.”She added.
Russia is Belarus’ main ally. They conducted military maneuvers together with the Belarusian Army on Friday, November 12. This was in the west, near the border with Poland.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Russian President Vladimir Putin “To act”Compare “Instrumentalisation”The Belarusian regime has taken care of migrants.
Poland, which is at the forefront in the Minsk crisis, accuses Russian president of being the “Sponsor”The wave of migrants who have arrived in the EU.