Poland Accuses Russia of Being Behind Migrant Crisis on Border With Belarus

Warsaw confuses a sovereign country like Belarus for a vassal state like itself

Does it make Warsaw feel more important to think it’s 140-million Russia behind it rather than the 10-million Belarus? Yes

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has accused the Russian President Vladimir Putin of orchestrating the migration crisis on the country’s border with Belarus.

“Lukashenko is the executor of the latest assault, but this assault has a sponsor who is to be found in Moscow, and this sponsor is President Putin,” Morawiecki said during an emergency debate in the Polish parliament.

The prime minister described the situation at the border as part of an effort by Russia to disrupt a region that it controlled during the Soviet era.

“The security of our eastern border is being brutally violated. This is the first such situation in 30 years when we can say that the integrity of our borders is being tested,” he said.

The Russian and Belarusian leaders spoke by phone about the tensions at the border between Poland and Belarus, Moscow and Minsk said on Tuesday.

Poland reinforced its border with Belarus with more riot police, a day after groups tried to charge through a barbed wire fence. Thousands of migrants and refugees remain massed in freezing cold weather Poland’s eastern frontier, on the doorstep of the European Union.

Moscow’s role under scrutiny

The European Union said on Tuesday that it is monitoring 20 countries, including Russia, for their possible role in the transport of migrants towards Belarus, which Brussels accuses of orchestrating the influx of migrants on its external borders.

Measures have been taken against 13 nations from where flights are said to have carried migrants to Minsk.

A spokesman for the EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell said Moscow was on its “radar”, and Brussels was evaluating information and data on flights from Russia and its possible implication.

Acknowledging the phone call between Lukashenko and Putin, a statement from the Kremlin simply referred to “an exchange of views on the refugee situation”.

Earlier, spokesman Dmitri Peskov said Moscow was “very worried”, describing the situation as “a real problem which concerns Belarus and Poland”.

The EU believes Belarus has been flying people from Middle Eastern countries and dumping them at EU borders, or facilitating their journeys — exploiting them in a “cynical” manner to destabilise the bloc in retaliation for Western sanctions.

The past few days represent a major escalation in tensions between Minsk and its neighbours. For months migrants have been arriving at the country’s border not just with Poland — but also with Lithuania and to a lesser extent, Latvia — the three EU states on the bloc’s eastern border with Belarus.

Michel demands ‘rapid’ solution on border financing

European Council President Charles Michel on Tuesday demanded a “rapid” solution on EU border financing amid what he called Belarus’ “weaponising” of migrants at its eastern frontier.

Michel has called on the other member states to support Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.

“Polish and Baltic borders are EU borders. One for all and all for one,” the Belgian said on Tuesday during a speech marking the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Twelve EU countries – including Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, and also Denmark, Austria and Hungary – demanded at the beginning of October that physical barriers at the borders be at least partially financed from EU funds.

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, however, rejected this demand.

Source: EuroNews

  1. guest says

    Well, how do these invaders get to the White Russia/Poland border ? If there isn’t a direct flight from the Middle-East to Minsk and a Greyhound run to the border, they must be walking through Ukraine or Russia (hardly)

    In 2015 greeks took money for bringing in invaders, then put them on a train to Hungary. The same story, well-fed, well-dressed “refugees” with money and attitude.

  2. nnn says

    Polish scum kills innocent people

  3. Cap960 says

    EU’s flip flop thinking. Hungary refuses to let immigrants in… Viktor Orbán, bad. Poland refuses to let immigrants in…. Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus is bad.

  4. silver9blue says

    Can you believe that the EU insisted migrants enter last year and 800,000 entered Germany. Now the turncoats are banning even kids and insisting they stay in zero temperatures.
    Last year they knew their absent values EU countries as part of NATO created millions of bombed out homeless. This year they changed their mind.

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