Crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border

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Using human lives to blackmail the governments of rival nations is as previous as human civilization. In recent times, nevertheless, nations corresponding to Turkey, and now the former Soviet republic of Belarus, have taken this concept to a new degree – the weaponization of poor and under-educated and unskilled refugees from the Center East and Sub-Saharan Africa, most of whom are fleeing their houses in the hope of discovering a better life in Europe.

In current months, the totalitarian authorities of Belarus has tried to manufacture a migrations disaster on the borders of Poland and Lithuania; Minsk’s response to Western sanctions after the nation’s KGB violently sacked down on pro-democracy protests in August and September 2020, following a rigged election that handed the nation’s long-serving dictator, Alexander Lukashenko, a new time period in office.

On November 10, the European Union accused Belarus of mounting a “hybrid assault” by pushing migrants across the border into Poland. These migrants, which have been allegedly lured to Belarus with a false promise of free passage by unsanctioned “travel businesses” in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa have found themselves within the Belarus of Lukashenko, a man who has no intention of permitting the refugees to stay, however he's more than prepared to assist them in violating Poland and the EU’s borders by sparking a migrant crisis.

The European Union, which has repeatedly sanctioned Belarus for human rights abuses, has accused Minsk of drawing in migrants from war-torn and impoverished nations and then pushing them into Poland.

Western members of the UN Security Council have condemned Belarus for the escalating disaster. In a strongly-worded assertion, the West accused Belarus of using the migrants to destabilize the European Union’s japanese border.

Lukashenko stated his country would have to respond if the EU imposed a new round of sanctions. He later hinted that he would minimize off fuel supplies to Europe if new sanctions have been imposed.

Russia, Belarus’ lone ally in the disaster, sharply criticized the West for backing Poland’s dealing with of the migrants, with the Kremlin accusing Europe of failing to stay as much as its personal humanitarian ideals and making an attempt to “strangle” Belarus with plans to close a part of the frontier. Moscow stated it was unacceptable for the EU to impose sanctions on Belarus over the crisis.

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