“This is not a migration crisis, it is an aggressive move by the regime
Lukashenko. “ The speech by European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson during his visit to Lithuania on Monday, August 2 was firm and uncompromising. It is a way of showing EU (EU) support for this Baltic country, which has been facing the arrival of thousands of migrants on the Belarusian border for weeks. “Institutions of the regime [de Minsk] Participate in this intrusion one way or another. “, Backed by Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonit.
The increase in the number of irregular crossings between neighboring Lithuania and Belarus, on May 24 and 25, was decided by the heads of European countries and the government to allow Belarusian personalities and companies. Capture of opposition journalist Roman Prodosvich on board Minsk and ship. Sanctions have already been added to those already accepted after the crackdown on large-scale protests against the fraudulent re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in August 2020.
The latter responded to these rounds with immediate threats “Fill the EU with Drugs and Immigrants”. Lithuania quickly realized that these were not empty words. By 2020, 74 immigrants had crossed the country’s borders irregularly. There are 3,882 this year, including 2,882 in July alone. “The situation is getting worse day by day”, Ylva Johansson warned. The issue of migration has been part of the cooperation with Belarus since 2012.
Diplomatic sources indicate “Iraq or Belarusian Travel Agent” Who is the real organizer “Tours” To the EU by spreading false information about the possibility of obtaining a residence permit. “Belarus exempts immigrants from visas, Explains a European source. When they arrive in Minsk, they are more or less taken care of by the authorities, who tell them how to reach the border. “. “A cynical exploitation” The beliefs of the immigrants condemned the European Commissioner.
This tooling was no accident to Matthew Dortis
French Institute of International Relations, refers to this as the Migration Policy “One of the weak points of the EU is that member states cannot agree on a policy for the reception and distribution of asylum seekers.”. Lithuania is particularly targeted, “Because Belarus is a country that strongly supports anti-democracy.”, Judy Dempsey of the Carnegie Europe Think Tank recalls her role. By organizing a meeting of immigrants, Lukashenko plays with the populist experiment, She adds. This can create tensions in Lithuania with those who do not want to welcome refugees. “ Struggles are seen as camps are rushing across the country.
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