14:37 PresidentLukashenko inspects refugee accommodation conditions in transport and logistics center Aleksandr Lukashenko also talked with the refugees. The head of state asked them whether there is enough space in the center, whether things are ok in terms basic essentials. "In general, everything is fine," the refugees replied to the president.
14:34 SocietyForeign military contingents on way to Belarusian-Polish border The press service of the Belarusian Defense Ministry quoted Leonid Kasinsky as saying: “We continue evaluating in detail the situation evolving around our borders due to the buildup of military activities of Poland and the Baltic states."
14:19 PresidentRefugees thank Lukashenko for support "It's very important to us," one of the women said. "If all the presidents in Europe were like you, we would have no problems, we would be welcomed everywhere."
14:06 PresidentWestern politicians forbidden to talk to reporters about Belarus-EU migrant crisis, Lukashenko says Reporters wondered what Aleksandr Lukashenko thinks about why certain representatives of the West and international organizations are so reluctant to talk to reporters.
14:03 PresidentLukashenko calls on Germany to take in refugees from Belarus-Poland border “I would like to address the people of Germany: most people here are the ones who want to reunite with their families, find their loved ones who live in Germany. Please take these people in,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
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13:49 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus is not going to toy with and make politics out of fates of refugees Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “The truth is that we are in no way going to toy with and make politics out of your fates. We know and understand you well. You are intent on getting into Europe. You've been invited to go there and you want to go there."
13:37 PresidentLukashenko: Our task is to help people in distress The president stressed: “I'd like to say that my task and the task of all those working here upon my instructions are to help you, the people in distress.”
13:32 PresidentLukashenko: Instead of simply hoping we will work with refugees to achieve their dream Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Instead of simply hoping we will work with you to achieve your dream.”
13:18 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus will do its best to make life of refugees easier "We will do our best to provide you with food, clothes, drinking water, and a shower opportunity. We will do everything to make your temporary life here a bit easier," the president assured the refugees.
13:16 PresidentLukashenko warns of grim consequences if migrant crisis is not resolved timely Aleksandr Lukashenko urged the refugees to decide for themselves whether to return home, or suffer from hardship and deprivation in order to get into the EU.
13:15 PresidentLukashenko cheers up refugees stranded on Belarus-Poland border “I know that representatives of many international organizations come to you. Some of them sincerely want to help, while others come to be seen with refugees and to show that they are dealing with some problems here,” the Belarusian leader said.
12:58 PresidentLukashenko urges Poland to let refugees pass through to Germany “The Poles are not happy with the ruling coalition. In order to divert their attention from these issues, they [Polish authorities] unleashed this mayhem at the border,” the president said.
12:57 PresidentLukashenko opines on future of refugee camp on Belarus-Poland border "We will not force you to do anything. If you decide to leave, we will help. If you do not, we will do everything to keep you safe," the head of state emphasized.
12:54 PresidentLukashenko: Afghan refugees will try to reach the EU via Ukraine According to the head of state, Belarus has concerns over the issue. Ukrainians are building up their security forces at the border to stop migrants.