According to the Belarusian opposition journalist of the Nexta channel, the crisis at the borders is the result of Minsk’s actions under the code name “Lock”. Director of TV Biełsat Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy said in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 that the Belarusian administration has recently dealt with “smuggling and migrant tourism”. Paweł Latuszka, a Belarusian opposition activist, pointed out that Lukashenka “wanted to cause a crisis on the borders of the European Union” and had achieved this goal.
Recently, the number of migrants trying to illegally enter Poland and Lithuania from Belarus has increased significantly. The Belarusian journalist of the opposition Nexta channel, Tadeusz Giczan, notes that this the result of the organized activities of Minsk, conducted under the code name “Lock”. As he writes on his blog, Belarus 10 years ago developed the currently implemented action of bringing migrants to the borders with European Union countries.
Romaszewska-Guzy: Lukashenka’s administration dealt with smuggling
Including Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy, director of TV Belsat, and Paweł Latuszka, Belarusian opposition activist, former Belarusian minister of culture and former Belarusian ambassador to Poland talked about the operation of “Sluice” in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24.
– I am not able to say what this operation looks like today, because we do not have information about it. But we know how it was planned. Its first stage was to stop detaining illegal migrants who had already headed towards the Lithuanian, Polish and Latvian border – said Romaszewska-Guzy. – Then the administration of the president (Lukashenka – ed.) Dealt with the organization of smuggling, migration tourism, encouraging people to come, and “we will help you” – she continued.
Latushka: Lukashenka wanted to cause a crisis
Paweł Latuszka said in turn that the information he had from high-ranking officers of Belarusian secret services showed that a special operation was underway to take revenge on the EU for the sanctions imposed on this country.
He said that the operation was organized by Alyaksandr Lukashenka and was coordinated by his son Viktor. – The transfer of potential illegal migrants to the territory of Belarus was organized, and then their transfer to the border – he described. He said that “the KGB, the Ministry of the Interior of Belarus and a special unit of the Belarusian Border Guard” participated in the operation.
– The goal is achieved. In fact (Lukashenka – ed.) He wanted to cause a crisis on the EU’s borders. It is visible in Lithuania, Latvia and now on the border with Poland, he continued.
As Latushka continued, the President of Belarus, through this operation, “also wanted to cause an internal crisis in the European Union.”
Latushka: the Belarusian regime should be considered international terrorism
The guests of “Fakty po Faktach” also discussed how to stop the regime from achieving its goals and solve the migration crisis.
– If Lukashenka achieves his goals, how should the European Union and the countries concerned react? Latushka asked.
According to the Belarusian opposition activist, “Lukashenka and his regime should be considered international terrorism.” – It is the responsibility of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, as well as other European Union countries that could initiate national procedures and then pose this question in Brussels – he continued.
He enumerated that numerous actions of the Belarusian regime, such as repressions, detention of political prisoners, and even murders, were “crimes against humanity”.
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