Migratory crisis: "Russia can the role of mediator", esteem Svetlana Tikhanovskaya
Since Lithuania, where it has been exiled since 2020, the Belusse opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya felt that Russia could play a role of mediator in the resolution of the migration crisis. View on euronews © Dan Kitwood / Pool via AP / 2021 Getty Images "The crisis on the border with the Belarus could still last for months or even years", this is the warning given by Poland while thousands of migrants are still blocked at the gates of Europe.
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L E Chairman of Belarus Alexander Loukachenko promised Friday to the migrants stuck on the Polish border that he does not remember force. They want to win Europe, calling Germany to welcome them, at risk of aggravating tensions.
Several thousand people, originating mainly from the countries of the Middle East, have flocked in recent weeks on the border of Poland, awakening the fear of Europe of a large migration crisis.
Brussels accuses Belarus for organizing this influx by delivering visas and sending arrivals to the borders of Poland and, to a lesser extent, from Lithuania, in order to revenge Western sanctions.
Lead 2-Belarus evacuates migrant camps at the Polish border
Europe-migrants / Belarus (Lead 2, Photo, TV): Lead 2-Belarus evacuates migrant camps at the Polish border (updated all of the Long) by Kacper Pempel and Charlotte Bruneau Bruzgi, Belarus, 18 November (Reuters) - Belarus has evacuated Thursday the main migrant camps at his border with Poland, which could constitute a major step towards a way out of this crisis Also involving Russia and the whole of the European Union.
Several hundred migrants have left Belarus to return to the country in recent days, but attempts to pass through Poland continue and Minsk alternates between appeasement and warnings addressed to Europe.
"If some of you want to go to the West, it's your right. We will not try to stop you, to hit you, to hold you behind barbed wire," launched Mr. Lukachenko during An impromptu displacement in a center welcoming hundreds of migrants near the Polish border.
He called on Germany to welcome these migrants, adding that "2,000 people, it is not a big problem" for the most populous country of the European Union, according to the words reported by the state news agency Belta.
"Understand", however, launched the address of the migrants, "we can not launch a war to open a corridor to Germany", where many of them want to go.
migration crisis at the gates of Europe: a majority of exiles sheltered, more than 400 repatriated
431 Iraqis have been repatriated, thousands of exile candidates still remain blocked at the gates of Europe . Germany will not welcome them. The EU tightens ranks around Poland against Belarus. © Hussein Ibrahim / Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
"As you want"
in a video published by Belta, we see Mr. Loukachenko, with a serious face, surrounded by a cord of bodyguards, journalists and migrants. Women and children are also visible, near tents installed in this center, a landscaped hangar, located not far from the crossing point of Brouzgui.
This temporary center was opened last week after the dismantling of a makeshift camp at the Polish border welcoming some 2,000 migrants, a gesture then perceived as an attempt to appease Minsk.
This decision was involved in the wake of two telephone interviews between Mr Lukashenko and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a victory for the Belarusian leader treated as a paria in the West.
other advancement indices in the crisis, two new aircraft carrying more than 600 exile candidates left Thursday night Belarus for Iraq, and two other flights are scheduled on Friday and Saturday, according to Minsk airport .
Migrant crisis: Poland claims that Belarus has changed tactics
© Valery Ax Polish Minister of Defense believes that the Belarusian border problem may last several months. AFP / Belta / Maxim Guchek New accusations at the heart of the migratory crisis in the east of Europe. According to Polish Minister of Defense, Belarus has changed tactics in the crisis with his Polish neighbor by now leading groups of smaller migrants to multiple points along the Eastern border of the European Union.
Despite these concrete progress, Belarusian power seems to maintain the pressure on Europe.
"We understand you, you're looking to go to Europe where you have been invited. We, the Belarusian and I, President Belarusse, will do what you want, even if it's bad for the Polish (...) or Others, "said Loukachenko at his meeting with the migrants Friday.
Mr. Lukashenko, in power since 1994, has been accused by Brussels for having attracted thousands of migrants since the summer before sending them to the borders of the European Union, in retaliation for Western penalties to punish Minsk for the repression of a protest movement.
Sign that the situation remains explosive at the border, Poland reported Thursday that more than 230 migrants had tried the day before entering its territory from Belarus.
Warsaw accused the security forces of Belarus to actively have taken part in "blinding" Polish border forces with "strobe lamps and green and intense red light lasers".
Minsk regularly denies any involvement in these attempts and accuses the Polish authorities to violently repress migrants. The latter appear as the great losers of this crisis at the gates of Europe, ending up in the vise while Minsk promised them an easy crossing of the border.
according to the Polish media, at least 11 of them have died in the border area since summer.
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sinking of migrants: the European Commission has its support for France in its conflict with the United Kingdom .
for the Vice-President of the European Commission, since Brexit the United Kingdom must "decide how to organize the management of the control of its borders » © Rafael Yaghobzadeh / AP / SIPA Tents planted by migrants near Calais, November 27, 2021.