Hundreds of migrants make their way to the Polish border again. Current pictures show entire columns of people who were deliberately sent off in the region by Lukashenko’s regime. You should shortly reach a Polish checkpoint, where your journey should then be the end of the line.
The leadership of the ex-Soviet republic is accused of deliberately bringing migrants into the country in order to then take them to the border to travel on to the EU PolandTo bring Lithuania and Latvia. It is presumed that the ruler Alexander Lukashenko wants to avenge himself for the sanctions that the EU has imposed because of the repression of civil society and the democratic opposition.
because Poland, Latvia and Lithuania are now closing off the EU’s external border, the situation in the border area is extremely tense. Thousands of people from countries like Syria or Iraq are waiting for a chance to illegally cross the border to the EU. The pressure on the border is particularly great Poland.