Lukashenko: Belarus does not want conflict with Poland, which could lead to war

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The message that the Belarus does not want a conflict with Poland, but is awaiting a response from Brussels on whether the European Union will accept 2,000 immigrants trapped on the Belarusian border, the Belarusian president sent Alexander Lukashenko, according to the Belta news agency.

Mr Lukashenko also said Belarus would ask Germany to welcome migrants, adding that the European Union had not contacted Minsk on the issue.

The European Union accuses Belarus of gathering thousands of people from the Middle East to cross the border into Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, forcing them to cross into European Union territory. imposition of European sanctions against Minsk for the brutal repression of the opposition movement.

“If things go too far, war is inevitable”

Alexander Lukashenko also stated that does not seek conflict with Poland, which could “lead to war”, the Belarusian news agency Belta reported. “We have to reach out to the Poles, to every Pole, and show them that we are not barbarians, that we do not want conflict. We do not need it. “Because we understand that, if things go too far, war is inevitable,” said the Belarusian president. “And that would be a disaster. We understand this very well. We do not want any kind of ignition “, he added according to the APE-MPE.

He also warned that Poland should consider the consequences of implementing its threat to close the railway crossing with Belarus, saying that, in this case, train traffic would be diverted to pass through the Donbas war zone in eastern Ukraine.

The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki He warned yesterday that the immigration crisis on the border with Belarus could be a prelude to something worse, while, according to Polish border guards, Belarusian forces continue to transport migrants to the border.

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