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14 December 2021, 18:39

Belarus' MFA slams EU's belligerent attitude to migrant crisis

MINSK, 14 December (BelTA) - For the European diplomacy, the fate of migrants is just another imaginary battlefield, Anatoly Glaz, Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said when asked about the statement of the EU High Representative about the alleged victory of European diplomacy in the migration crisis, BelTA has learned.

"It is very unfortunate that the European diplomacy operates in such categories. Militant rhetoric, continuous punitive measures and a complete lack of responsibility for the consequences," Anatoly Glaz noted. “Philosopher Nassim Taleb has classified such figures as interventionists. It is unfortunate that the fate of people is just another imaginary battlefield for them.”

"The problems of refugees, their death at the border, separated families, difficulties for business in the emergency zone and the transport collapse do not particularly bother the European diplomacy. No words about lofty values and human rights. Just victory claims. What Josep Borrell is doing is whitewashing," the Foreign Ministry said.

"He has kept mum, again, on the main thing: over the past decade, NATO countries, including EU members led by the United States, have become a real machine producing refugees on a global scale. They use different routes. The world still remembers well the events of 2015-2016 when refugees spent months sheltering under the open sky in European capitals. Not to mention the ongoing loss of life in the Mediterranean region, the English Channel and the Polish forests,” he said.

“This was not in Belarus but a few kilometers away from Mr. Borrell's office where refugees sew their mouths shut in an attempt to draw attention to their problems. He also did not say a word that in the current situation it was Belarus that showed good will and humanism, promoted repatriation, housed and fed, at its own expense, some 2,000 people whom the EU doused with pesticides and tear gas,” said Anatoly Glaz.

The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs added: “The European diplomacy has done everything to make the problem worse. Then, they sent a delegation, which promised everything but did nothing. This is their ‘victory'. Without the good will of Minsk, the European official would hardly be able to report about his only ‘achievement' of the year.

“We still expect the European Union to show responsibility, to do its job, to implement the agreements it has undertaken in order to solve people's problems and let some migrants reunite with their families in the EU countries in the run-up to the Christmas and New Year holidays,” the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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