The OSCE Chair, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde expressed concern over the situation on the border of Belarus and Poland in connection with the accumulation of migrants. Reported by RIA Novosti.
She called for respect for OSCE principles and commitments, including human rights. At the same time, Linde stressed that migrants cannot be used for political purposes.
It became known yesterday that a large group of migrants from the countries of East and Africa headed to the Belarusian-Polish border. The State Border Committee of Belarus reported on November 8 that more than 2 thousand refugees had gathered in front of the Polish barriers in the crossing area. In this regard, the department assessed the situation on the border of the two states as extremely tense. Poland has increased the number of security forces at the borders in order to restrain the penetration of illegal migrants into the territory of the state. At the same time, the foreigners themselves have already tried to overcome the obstacles.
Earlier it was reported that the EU suspended the simplified visa regime for Belarusian officials. This was a response from European countries to the “ongoing hybrid attack” of the republic.