Migrant crisis at Poland-Belarus border a “total catastrophe,” Lukashenko says

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Global News published this video item, entitled “Migrant crisis at Poland-Belarus border a “total catastrophe,” Lukashenko says” – below is their description.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has called for “special attention” to be paid to pregnant women and children at the Poland-Belarusian border, calling the situation there a “total catastrophe.”

Belarusian authorities say more than 2,000 migrants have gathered at the border and have blamed the European Union for the crisis. Belarus and Russia say that by blocking the migrants’ passing, Poland and the EU – of which Poland is a member – have not lived up to their humanitarian values.

Migrants from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa made multiple attempts to force their way into Poland overnight on Wednesday, Warsaw says, announcing that it has reinforced its border to prevent their entry.

The European Union accuses Belarus of encouraging the migrants to try to illegally cross the border in revenge for sanctions imposed on Minsk over human rights abuses.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/8366302/belarus-poland-migrants-explained/

Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc

Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ

Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt

Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB

#Belarus #Poland #GlobalNews

Global News YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - Global News

Global News is the news and current affairs division of the Canadian Global Television Network, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Recent from Global News:

  • Conquering the Atlantic: UK man rows solo to US for brain tumour research
  • Canada deploying special forces to Ukraine as tensions with Russia escalate
  • COVID-19: New COBREVAX vaccine could help immunize low-income countries
  • In This Story: Afghanistan

    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

    3 Recent Items: Afghanistan

  • ‘We are ready now’ | Newly-trained Taliban soldiers graduate
  • ‘We have nothing’: Afghanistan in crisis with 9 million people on brink of famine | ITV News
  • World Economic Forum, Yemen, Tonga & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (17 January 2022)
  • In This Story: Alexander Lukashenko

    Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko or Alyaksandr Ryhoravich Lukashenka is a Belarusian politician, who has served as president of Belarus since the establishment of the office 26 years ago, on 20 July 1994.

    6 Recent Items: Alexander Lukashenko

  • Putin Calls Kazakhstan Protests an Act of Agression
  • Kazakhstan’s President Declares Victory Over Protesters
  • Putin and Lukashenko hit the ice for hockey match
  • Russian President Putin and Belarusian President Lukashenko play ice hockey on the same team
  • Belarus: Refugees as a Political Weapon? – VisualPolitik EN
  • Belarus opposition leader’s jailing called revenge – BBC News
  • In This Story: Belarus

    Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk.

    5 Recent Items: Belarus

  • EU-Belarus standoff: Asylum seekers suffer from PTSD | DW News
  • Putin’s security zone in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan or new Soviet Union? | To the point
  • Putin Calls Kazakhstan Protests an Act of Agression
  • Putin’s Troops Help Secure Kazakhstan in Wake of Protests
  • Kazakhstan’s President Declares Victory Over Protesters
  • In This Story: Poland

    Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative provinces, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres, and has a largely temperate seasonal climate.

    Poland’s capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw.

    2 Recent Items: Poland

  • THE BEST • FIFA Football Awards 2021 Winner is.. – Powered by 442oons
  • U.S. Says Russia Is Preparing Operations to Justify Ukraine Attack
  • In This Story: Russia

    Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.

    Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.

    The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

    3 Recent Items: Russia

  • German FM Baerbock in Moscow to ease Ukraine tensions | DW News
  • ‘The Ukrainian people deserve better frankly, they’ve endure the most appalling civil war’ says MP
  • China-Russia pipeline delivers 15b cubic meters of natural gas
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.