In Usnarz Górny, on the Polish-Belarusian border, several dozen migrants wander for another day. Former president Aleksander Kwasniewski said in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 that “this is a test for the Polish authorities”. He judged that “we may be much more at the center of this wave of refugees coming from Afghanistan” than we were during a similar crisis a few years ago.
At the Polish-Belarusian border, in Usnarz Górny in Podlasie, a camp for migrants was established, pushed out of Belarus by the local services. The refugees are guarded by the Polish Border Guard and the Belarusian army. The authorities in Minsk are accused of deliberately transferring migrants from countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan across the borders with Lithuania, Latvia and Poland, which are also the borders of the Schengen area, in order to put pressure on the European Union because of the sanctions it has imposed on the Belarusian regime.
Kwaśniewski on migrants on the Polish-Belarusian border: this is a test for the Polish authorities
Former president Aleksander Kwasniewski commented on the matter in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24. He assessed that “this is a difficult matter, but you need to help the refugees.” – Of course, all the time protecting the border, having control of who it is, who comes to us, but for humanitarian reasons they need to be supported – said the former president. He drew attention to “places where refugees can be placed, fed and provided with the necessary conditions for survival.” – The more that I have the impression that for most of these people Poland is only a transit country – he said.
According to Kwasniewski, “this is a test for the Polish authorities”. – Undoubtedly, the refugee problem is looming, we bypassed it in Poland a few years ago, when the main blow went to the Western countries, but this time we can be much more in the center of this refugee wave that will come from Afghanistan. It would be good to pass this test – he added.
Kwaśniewski said that all parties involved should work closely together. He added that so far we have a small group of migrants on the border.
Main photo source: TVN24