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18 November 2021, 12:04

Belarus' MP calls for peaceful resolution of refugee crisis on border with EU

MINSK, 18 November (BelTA) – It is necessary to find a peaceful way to resolve the refugee crisis on the Belarus-Poland border, member of the Standing Commission on Education, Culture and Science of the House of Representatives Sergei Klishevich told BelTA commenting on another telephone conversation between Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and Germany's acting Chancellor Angela Merkel the day before.

“Of course, these are small steps towards a resolution of the crisis. Europe preferred to ignore this problem for a very long time. Indeed, migrants did not emerge in Belarus yesterday. Yet, as we all know, this matter was put on the back burner. However, eventually Europe has come to understand that it is necessary to communicate. Therefore, this is the first step not only towards resolving the migrant crisis, but also a step towards political good-neighborliness,” said Sergei Klishevich.

The MP emphasized that the refugee crisis should be resolved. “Our main task is to peacefully resolve this issue and continue the dialogue on all other issues on the Belarus-Europe agenda. First of all, for the sake of our citizens, ordinary people who suffer because of the ambitions of undereducated European politicians in the Baltic countries and Poland,” he said.

Poland's harsh attitude towards refugees cannot leave anyone indifferent. However, Sergei Klishevich believes that there is nothing unusual in these actions. “History shows that Poles have always been the “hyenas of Europe”. They were dubbed this way. This is a historical term. Today the policy they are pursuing shows that they are worthy of the name. As far as Belarus is concerned, our country has a long history of helping others. That is what we are doing today. And this is done by ordinary people. We see our people lending a helping hand to these poor refugees. It is impossible to watch footage from the scene and remain indifferent. It is in our blood. We cannot just turn a blind eye to this attitude towards refugees and the conditions in which these people are now. This again demonstrates that we have a healthy society ready to help others,” he added.

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