Merkel wants Putin to help resolve border crisis between Poland and Belarus – RT World News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Belarus’ use of migrants to pressure the EU was inhumane and unacceptable and has asked him to pressure his counterpart in Minsk.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Belarus’ use of migrants to pressure the EU was inhumane and unacceptable and has asked him to pressure his counterpart in Minsk.

On Wednesday, Merkel’s spokesman told the media that the outgoing German leader had had discussions with Putin about the border crisis in Belarus.

According to the spokesman, Merkel said that Minsks “instrumentalisation of migrants” was inhumane and unacceptable and called on the Russian president to put pressure on Belarus’ Alexander Lukashenko in the matter.



Also on rt.com
Biting cold, dying migrants and war of words between EU and Minsk: Poland-Belarus conflict worsens


The Kremlin has previously demanded that the EU uphold its own humanitarian values ​​and accept the thousands of migrants trying to reach the 27-nation bloc via Belarus. Moscow said Brussels was “suffocating” Belarus with planned border closures.

EU countries have accused Minsk of leading thousands of migrants to its eastern borders as a form of hybrid warfare. European leaders are ready to agree on new sanctions against Minsk.

“Mr Lukashenko … unscrupulously exploits people seeking refuge as hostages to his cynical power play,” Germany’s acting Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Twitter, adding that the images from the border, where people are stuck in freezing conditions and with some food and shelter, were “terrible. ”

Mr Lukashenko has denied allegations that Belarus is in any way “attacking“Poland and added that he was not one”maniac”And did not seek conflict with Europe. “To wage a war with these unfortunate people on the border between Poland and Belarus and to move columns of tanks forward – it is clear that this is a form of training or intimidation.” Lukashenko stated and noted the movement of Polish and Lithuanian troops to border areas.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki claimed on Tuesday that Russia is the orchestrator of the mass migration flow.

If you Like This Story, Share It With A Friend!

Leave a Comment

x