MINSK, 27 September (BelTA) - Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei raised the pressing problem of migration as he addressed the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on 27 September, BelTA has learned.
"Today, millions of refugees are seeking to get into the rich Europe from all directions in order to escape from hunger and disasters created by Europe itself and the West as a whole in certain countries and regions. But, as it turned out, they are not welcome in Europe. It has already come to the point when refugees are not only beaten but killed in the neighboring Poland and the Baltic states and their dead bodies are then dragged across the border into Belarusian territory at night. These are no longer isolated cases. They have become the modus operandi of our western neighbors," the minister said.
"Isn't it the height of cynicism on the part of human rights advocates who think of themselves as a higher civilization eligible to lecture others how to live!" Vladimir Makei noted.
According to him, the topic of refugees, indeed, is becoming more and more pressing again due to the irresponsible policy of the collective West itself, and Afghanistan is a case in point.