MINSK, 17 November (BelTA) - The situation with refugees on the Belarusian-Polish border is politically motivated, member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Pavel Popko said in an interview with Belarus 1 TV Channel, BelTA has learned.
“Europe is trying to present the situation as a migration crisis. We, as an international commission, have visited the place and studied the situation, talked to refugees, and we clearly saw that people seek to go to Germany. People are fleeing from the war. Millions of migrants enter the EU every year through Greece, Italy. Today we clearly understand that the situation is politicized, and there is a desire in Europe to demonize our country through this crisis on the border,” said Pavel Popko.
Civilians are stuck on the border today, the MP said. “Poles have put up a fence, deployed the military. Today there have already been put four water cannons against the people who sleep with their children on the concrete every day. These are the people who are striving for the place which declared democracy and true values when they brought their military, spent millions of euros from their budget in order to ‘bring democracy' to Afghanistan, Iraq, other countries,” he added.