Thousands of refugees find themselves in a no man’s land between Poland and Belarus. The border of the EU is used by Lukashenko as a political means of pressure. Although the situation is becoming more dire, ‘Warsaw is refusing to offer help from Brussels and Frontex’, writes De Telegraaf. Is it true that Poland refuses all aid?
The border area between Poland and Belarus has become the scene of a political game in which Belarusian dictator Aleksandr Lukashenko wants to destabilize the European Union. Thousands of refugees are taken to Minsk, only to be transferred to the Polish border under military escort. However, Poland has no intention of letting these people in and has hermetically sealed the border.
The refugees are countries where a no man’s land, they cannot cross both the Polish and the Belarusian borders. Because no one is allowed to enter the border area, it is largely unclear what exactly is going on. Experts agree that the situation violates human rights and that action must be taken quickly.
It is indeed true that Warsaw has so far removed all aid from Brussels. ‘We made a request to the Polish Th to be allowed to visit that border zone, but that was refused,’ says the European Parliamentarian on behalf of the PvdA Reuten.
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Geert Jan Hahn