The statement of Estonia, France, Norway, Ireland, Great Britain, the USA and Albania was read by the Estonian permanent representative Sven Jurgenson. According to him, this group of countries condemns the actions of Minsk.
The group of countries stated that it does not support the organized use by Belarus of people whose lives and well-being have been threatened. The authors called for a strong international response to the actions of Minsk.
Yurgenson noted that Minsk’s tactics demonstrate that the Belarusian authorities, led by President Alexander Lukashenko, are allegedly a threat to regional stability. The authors of the appeal called on Minsk to provide international organizations with immediate and unhindered access to people who are there for the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Attempts to “put pressure” on the EU in this way “will not be crowned with success,” the appeal says. Signatory countries pledged to take further action
The crisis on the border of Belarus with Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, where migrants have rushed since the beginning of 2021, sharply escalated on November 8. Several thousand people came from the Belarusian side to the Polish border and do not leave the border zone.