In addition to the dramatic scenes on Poland’s external EU border, the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is now adding more fuel to the fire. He accused the EU of waging a “hybrid war”. Sharp words are also coming from Russia in the direction of Europe.
“And you bastards, madmen, want me to protect you from migrants?” He said on Belarusian television (eXXpress reports). “I fear that this confrontation at the border could lead to an active phase because of the migrants. These are reasons for provocation. All provocations are possible, ”he said, referring to Polish military helicopters flying low on the border, which scares migrants.
The Belarusian dictator blamed internationally organized smuggling networks for the thousands of migrants on the border with Poland. The refugees used these structures and paid a lot of money to find a better life in the West, Lukashenko said on Tuesday in an interview broadcast by the state media in Minsk. “They are not poor people who come,” he said. “They discovered a hole in us,” reports “Welt”.