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15 November 2021, 11:56

Lukashenko dismisses accusations of facilitating illegal migration as nonsense

MINSK, 15 November (BelTA) – Accusing Belarus of facilitating illegal migration is total nonsense, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the meeting with the working group on finalizing the new Constitution draft on 15 November, BelTA has learned.

“It is totally absurd to accuse us of facilitating it,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

According to the president, in recent months Belarus has denied entry to the country to several thousand illegal migrants, and this is easy to verify. “If the Germans or Americans want to check it, let them do it, the airport keeps track of every passenger,” the head of state added.

Earlier, Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei had noted that Belarus continued to defend its border and prevent illegal migrants from crossing it. “We keep defending and guarding our border. This year alone, about 700 persons were detained for attempting to cross the border, 11 flows of illegal migrants were stopped, 14 criminal cases were opened,” Vladimir Makei said.

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