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Poland asks the European Union to hold a summit to discuss the situation on the Belarusian border

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Wednesday 10 November 2021

Warsaw – (dpa)

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that his country has asked the European Union to hold a summit to discuss the current situation on the bloc’s borders with Belarus, as soon as possible.

And the “Bloomberg” news agency reported today, Wednesday, that Morawiecki does not want to wait until the regular EU summit, scheduled for next December, and says that it is possible that the rapid meeting of European Union leaders will be held via the Internet.

The European Union is looking to impose more sanctions on Belarus, in light of the escalation of the migrant crisis.

In a press conference with EU Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday, Morawiecki described the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border as a political crisis – not a migrant crisis – with the aim of destabilizing the European Union.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is facing international criticism for allowing migrants from crisis areas to fly to his country and then be transported to the borders of the European Union, in response to the sanctions imposed on his country by the bloc due to the presidential elections that took place in Belarus last year and its suppression of the opposition.

Poland refuses to allow migrants into its territory and has sent hundreds of soldiers as reinforcements to the border in the past few weeks, as well as erecting a barbed wire fence, in an attempt to stop any attempts by migrants to breach the border.

The European Union is currently planning to impose new sanctions on Belarus, targeting mainly the state airline Belavia for allegedly transporting migrants to Belarus.

Meanwhile, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the exiled Belarusian opposition leader who supporters say was the real winner of last year’s disputed presidential election, warned national governments on Wednesday not to try to negotiate with Lukashenko.

“Dialogue with Lukashenko’s regime is not possible,” she said during a visit to Berlin to the Funke media group.

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