GRODNO DISTRICT, 26 November (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with refugees at the transport and logistics center near the Bruzgi checkpoint on the Belarusian-Polish border and commented on the future of this camp, BelTA has learned.
“We will help those who decide to go home. But we will not force anyone. This is your right. Whoever wants to move west is also your right. We will not catch you, beat you and hold you behind barbed wire,' Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The president noted that the European Union is wary that so many refugees are concentrated at the border and would like them to leave for other countries, for example, to stay in Belarus or go to Ukraine, or return home. “They wish this camp disappears. I would like to repeat that we will not force you to do anything. If you decide to leave, we will help. If you do not, we will do everything to keep you safe," the head of state emphasized," the head of state said.