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15 November 2021, 17:22

Opinion: Poland uses the refugee problem to distract attention from other problems

MINSK, 15 November (BelTA) – It is convenient for Poland to make political noise about the situation with refugees. Warsaw needs to attract the European Union's attention to the country and divert the attention of its own citizens away from domestic problems. The political analyst Aleksandr Sosnovsky made the statement on the air of the TV channel Belarus One, BelTA has learned.

The analyst also said that that actions of Poland's regime violate international legal norms.

Aleksandr Sosnovsky went on saying: “It is unsightly of the European Union to try to make Lukashenko and Putin look like the main ‘monsters' of the present time. And the latest call for introducing sanctions against [the Russian air carrier] Aeroflot! Honestly speaking, I don't understand this policy, I don't understand justifications for it. I think there are also financial considerations behind it all. Because the authorities in the European Union get €6,000-10,000 for every refugee that has settled in. There can be some other funding opportunities here. And let's not forget that Poland is under a lot of pressure now. The country has to pay €1 million euro in fines every day due to failing to comply with European laws.”

The analyst added that it is convenient for Poland to raise hype about a different reason in order to distract attention from its real problems.

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