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Lukashenka said about attempts to provoke a conflict on the border with Poland

Lukashenka said they are trying to transfer weapons to the camp of migrants on the border with Poland

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced attempts to transfer weapons and ammunition to the camp of migrants on the border with Poland to provoke a conflict, the official website of the President of Belarus.

“In addition, the head of state noted that a dangerous tendency has emerged when they try to transfer weapons and ammunition to the camp of migrants in order to provoke a conflict,” the message says. According to him, the President made this statement at a meeting with the leadership of the Council of Ministers of the country on topical issues.

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the weapons, which in recent days are trying to transfer to Kurdish refugees on the border with Poland, mainly come from the territory of Donbass, and noted that he raised the topic of control over illegal supplies in a conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

On Monday, the State Border Committee of Belarus reported that a large group of refugees, mostly Kurds, headed towards the border of Belarus with Poland. More than 2 thousand refugees, including a significant number of women and children, stopped in front of the Polish barriers on the border line, they set up a spontaneous camp. The Polish security forces do not let them through, the migrants made attempts to overcome the barriers.

“There have been attempts to transfer weapons, ammunition and explosives to these people in the camp. For the last two days they have been transferring weapons. The weapons mainly come from Donbass,” Lukashenko said.

The President added that the Belarusian side keeps “this issue under control with the Russians.” “We talked with Putin on this topic,” Lukashenka said.

Lukashenka said about attempts to provoke a conflict on the border with Poland
Lukashenka said about attempts to provoke a conflict on the border with Poland

On Monday, the State Border Committee of Belarus reported that a large group of refugees, mostly Kurds, headed towards the border of Belarus with Poland. More than 2 thousand refugees, including a significant number of women and children, stopped in front of the Polish barriers on the border line, they set up a spontaneous camp. The Polish security forces do not let them through, the migrants made attempts to overcome the barriers.

Recently, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland reported an increase in the number of detained illegal migrants on the border with Belarus, accusing Minsk of creating a migration crisis. Minsk rejects all charges. In connection with the situation, the President of Poland introduced a state of emergency on the territories bordering with Belarus, the army and the police were involved in protecting the border.

Lukashenko noted that Minsk will no longer restrain the flow of illegal migrants to the EU countries: because of the West’s sanctions, there is “neither money nor energy for this.” The border guards of Belarus have repeatedly stated about the forcible expulsion of migrants by Lithuania, Poland and Latvia to the Belarusian territory.

Source: BBC

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