In view of the tense situation on the EU’s eastern external border, the authoritarian-led Belarus has warned Poland against provocations.
Minsk / Warsaw – “We would like to warn the Polish side in advance against using any provocations directed against the Republic of Belarus to justify possible illegal military actions against disadvantaged unarmed people (…),” said a statement published on Tuesday of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Minsk.
The government in Warsaw and the EU are accusing the authoritarian Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko of targeting people from crisis regions such as Afghanistan and Iraq in order to smuggle them into the EU.
On Monday, according to Polish authorities, larger groups of migrants on the Belarusian side near the Kuznica border crossing, which has now been closed, tried in vain to break through the fence. According to Polish authorities, there were between 3,000 and 4,000 migrants in the border area. When the temperature was below zero, many spent the night in tents in the forest. (dpa)