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19 November 2021, 12:57

Belarusian MP angered by Poland's treatment of refugees

Polish law enforcement personnel use water cannons against refugees at the Belarusian border checkpoint Bruzgi on 16 November.
Polish law enforcement personnel use water cannons against refugees at the Belarusian border checkpoint Bruzgi on 16 November.

MINSK, 19 November (BelTA) – Aggressiveness cannot be justified, Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Valery Mitskevich told BelTA while talking about how Polish defense, security, and law enforcement officials acted at the Belarusian-Polish border.

“What can I say about them? Aggressiveness cannot be justified,” the Belarusian MP said.

In his words, Belarus could not help but offer a helping hand to the refugees. “Naturally we demonstrated peacefulness and humaneness. You saw that our people warmed and fed refugees and generally treated them as human beings, very humanely. But then it is not surprising because it is in the nature of Belarusians,” the deputy head of the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament said.

Valery Mitskevich took part in an international science and practice conference on ways to improve the national security system in Minsk on 19 November. The conference has been organized by the State Secretariat of the Security Council of Belarus, the Investigative Committee, and the committee's institute of advanced training and retraining. By taking part in the conference, experts and scientists are expected to contribute to the work on improving conceptual foundations in the sphere of national security.

Valery Mitskevich said: “Today we are going to discuss the main directions of improvement of the national security concept. National security has a great deal of components. I think we will discuss these problems as well. We will discuss how we can respond to the problems, how we can improve our system, including the legislative one.”

Belarus' border service: over 2,000 refugees at Bruzgi checkpointBelarus
In order to keep warm, the refugees have set up tents on the grounds of the checkpoint right on the asphalt and concrete, make fires in its vicinity. Immigrants from the Middle East continue to be waiting for a humanitarian corridor for further travel to the EU countries.
Situation at Belarusian-Polish border somewhat stabilizedSituation at Belarusian-Polish border somewhat stabilized
Despite the certain stabilization of the border situation Polish law enforcement personnel periodically use water cannons against refugees at the border checkpoint and the nearby area. The refugees are trying to distance themselves, cover kids, and dry their clothes.
Use of chemicals at Belarusian-Polish border confirmedUse of chemicals at Belarusian-Polish border confirmed
Objects were collected on 16 November after examining the site of the incident (a section of the Belarusian-Polish border in the area of the border checkpoint Bruzgi in Belarus' territory) and submitted to the State Forensic Examination Committee for chemical tests.
Belarusian forensic experts busy identifying chemicals used by Poland against refugeesBelarusian forensic experts busy identifying chemicals used by Poland against refugees
On 16 November various objects and samples were collected at the site of the incident: a section of the Belarusian-Polish border near the border checkpoint Bruzgi in Belarus' territory. After examining the samples Belarusian forensic experts identified an extract of capsicum alkaloids.
Refugee: Accommodation in logistics is very good, but we still hope to reach GermanyRefugee: Accommodation in logistics is very good, but we still hope to reach Germany
One of the refugees said that everyone is waiting for Germany's decision to take them in. "I'm from Iraq. This camp is very good. We appreciate what Belarus is doing for us. But still we hope to reach Germany. We don't intend to go home."

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