The EU will consider sanctions on airlines transporting migrants to Minsk

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H European Union will consider imposing sanctions to third country airlines flying Immigrants in Belarus, which then ‘promotes’ them to the EU. This was emphasized on Tuesday by Commission spokeswoman yesterday’s statement by von der Leyen.

The list of airlines transporting migrants from third countries to Minsk is under consideration and the Commission is not currently in a position to announce the names of these companies, broadcasts the RES EIA.

In addition, the representative for foreign policy, Peter Stano, stated that among the countries of origin and transit on the Commission ‘s radar is the Russia.

Specifically, he mentioned fourteen other third countries, from which the number of flights to Minsk is being considered: Morocco, Syria, Iran, Qatar, South Africa, Somalia, India, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Yemen.

Peter Stano reiterated that the Lukashenko regime orchestrates the wave of immigrants to the EU, in an “inhuman” and “illegal” way.

Locate customers-travelers through seemingly official roads (embassies, consulates, etc.), provide them visa, air tickets and transported to Minsk from where they are transported to the borders of Lithuania, Latvia and Poland – where the intensity has increased lately.

“The Lukashenko regime is behaving like a gangster trying to undermine the EU with a hybrid attack “against its member states,” said Peter Stano.

He reminded, however, that the EU has imposed sanctions against the Belarussian authorities in four stages. The sanctions target specific sectors of the country’s economy, as well as 15 entities and 166 individuals, including Lukashenko himself.

To stop illegal crossings of migrants from Belarus, the EU is preparing “stronger financial sanctions»Against Minsk. The adoption of sanctions requires the unanimity of “27The issue will be discussed at the EU Council of Foreign Ministers on November 15.

Of the 2,000 migrants on the Polish-Belarusian border

Finally, the Immigration Officer, Jens Adalber, said that according to the information available to the Commission, about 2,000 immigrants are currently on the border between Poland and Belarus.

He also stressed that the EU has repeatedly stated that it is “ready” to assist Poland through European agencies (Frontex, EASO, Europol), however Poland not has also requested EU assistance, unlike Latvia and Lithuania.

Poland has not asked neither the assistance of the European Humanitarian Aid Mechanism to help people trapped at the border as cold winter days approach.

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