It looks like Lukashenko lost this battle for the border. ” Belarusian media published videos of four coaches. These should bring some of the migrants “to other places”, it said, citing the Red Cross. This should prevent the new camp from getting too crowded. According to estimates by the Polish border guards on Tuesday, around 2,000 migrants have gathered near Kuznica.
The first flight with Iraqi migrants from Belarus to their homeland is scheduled to start on Thursday. This was reported by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti on Wednesday, citing the Iraqi ambassador in Moscow. According to the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, 170 Iraqis have registered at the Belarusian-Polish border for a “prompt return”. Their papers are now being prepared, said a ministry spokesman.
Meanwhile, there was criticism of the mediation attempts by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s Head of State Emmanuel Macron. Merkel had called Lukashenko on Monday evening in view of the plight of the migrants. He personally wondered about the conversation with Alexander Lukashenko, because this was “in a way the acceptance of his choice,” said Polish government spokesman Piotr Müller on Wednesday. He understands the situation, but thinks it is not a good move.