NATO Headquarters announced that Poland informed the North Atlantic Council on Wednesday about the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border. It was stated that the allied countries stood in full solidarity with Poland and other allies affected by the instrumentalization of migrants by Belarus.
“Poland informed the North Atlantic Council on Wednesday, November 10 about the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border. NATO allied countries are fully in solidarity with Poland and other allies affected by the instrumentalisation of migrants by Belarus. The allies made it clear that Belarus was responsible for the crisis, and the use of migrants by the Lukashenka regime as a hybrid tactic is inhuman, illegal and unacceptable, the Alliance Headquarters reported.
“NATO continues to closely monitor the situation. The Secretary General is in close contact with the governments of allied countries on this matter. NATO is ready to continue helping our allies and maintaining security in the region,” she added.
Morawiecki after the meeting with Michel: we are talking about implementing additional sanctions
On Wednesday Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki after the meeting with Charles Michel, President of the European Council He said he asked for a video summit of the European Union as soon as possible to discuss the issue of sanctions against Belarus. – We are determined to implement economic sanctions – he said.
The head of the Polish government assessed that the current sanctions, which – as he said – mainly concern the inability to travel to the territory of the EU by Lukashenka’s associates, do not make a serious impression on the Belarusian authorities.
– We are talking about implementing additional sanctions concerning, for example, airlines, including, for example, Belarusian ones – said Morawiecki.
Position of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
On the other hand United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, called on Wednesday to resolve the “unacceptable” migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border. She stated that in line with international law, people should not be prevented from seeking asylum.
The state of emergency at the border with Belarus
On Monday morning, the media published information about a large group of migrants walking on the Belarusian side towards the border with Poland. Migrants gathered near Kuźnica. The Ministry of National Defense informed in the afternoon that the services of the Ministry of Interior and Administration and soldiers had managed to stop the first mass attempt to cross the border. The migrants have set up a camp in the Kuźnica region, they are guarded by the Belarusian services.
Since September 2, due to the migratory pressure, a state of emergency has been in force in 183 towns in the Podlaskie and Lubelskie provinces adjacent to the border with Belarus. A dam is to be built on the border with Belarus in the first half of 2022.
When reporting on the events at the border, the media can use almost exclusively official government recordings and information. Journalists have no access to the area covered by the state of emergency.
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