Lebanese authorities are introducing restrictions on travelers on the Beirut-Minsk line in connection with the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border.
The spokesman of the minister coordinator of secret services, Stanisław Żaryn, announced on Wednesday the restrictions introduced by the Lebanese authorities.
“The Lebanese aviation authorities are introducing restrictions on travelers on the Beirut-Minsk line, eliminating those who could strengthen the migration route organized by the Belarusian services. The decision issued in connection with the sending of foreigners via Minsk to the EU borders,” Stanisław Żaryn wrote on Wednesday on Twitter.
He attached a scan of the Lebanese authorities’ letter in Arabic and English to the entry. According to its content, airlines operating from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport are to introduce restrictions on the admission of passengers flying from Lebanon to Belarus.
Earlier, restrictions on flights to Belarus were introduced by Turkish Turkish Airlines, Syrian Cham Airlines, Belarusian Belavia and Emirati FlyDubai.
The crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border
There is a migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, triggered by the regime of the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka. The situation worsened earlier this week, when migrants gathered at the border crossing in Kuźnica and tried forcibly to get to Poland. On Tuesday, several Polish officers were injured by stones thrown by migrants.
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