GRODNO DISTRICT, 26 November (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko called on Poland to let refugees cross its border to get to Germany as he talked to refugees at the logistics center turned into a temporary accommodation facility near the Bruzgi checkpoint on 26 November, BelTA has learned.
“I also want to address the people of Poland, a friendly, hardworking nation, our long-standing neighbor. I am addressing the people of Poland not because there is no government there. It's just that the authorities in Poland have gone insane, they have lost touch with reality. Dear Poles, bring your politicians back to their senses! You certainly understand that they want to solve their domestic and external problems at the expense of these disadvantaged people,” the president noted.
The head of state emphasized that the Polish authorities want to get billions of euros from the European Union that suspended this aid due to disagreements with the country. In addition, Poland is trying to divert the attention of its citizens from domestic problems using the situation on the border.
“The Poles are not happy with the ruling coalition and they are becoming increasingly vocal about it. In order to divert the public attention from these issues, they [the Polish authorities] unleashed this mayhem at the border,” the president said. “Therefore, I ask the Poles once again, I persistently ask: we do not need any clashes, let alone wars, let these people through to Germany. After all, neither Belarus nor Poland is their final destination. They want to get to Germany, let them pass and the problem will be resolved,” the president added.