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23 November 2021, 12:44

Information ministry: Belarus, unlike Poland, ensures comprehensive coverage of migrant crisis

GRODNO, 23 November (BelTA) – Belarus ensures the conditions for the comprehensive coverage of the events on the border, Belarusian First Deputy Information Minister Andrei Kuntsevich told media, BelTA has learned.

Andrei Kuntsevich
Andrei Kuntsevich

The media pay increased attention to the situation with refugees at the border. Journalists work 24/7 at the transport and logistics center that is accommodating about 1,800 refugees.

"In addition to national media, about 60 journalists from 22 foreign media outlets representing 9 countries have been accredited to work at the border. Thus, the Belarusian side ensures the conditions for the comprehensive coverage of the events taking place near the Belarusian-Polish border. Meanwhile, Poland shows no hospitality at all. The Polish authorities still restrict or denies access to media in their territory, which, in our opinion, violates the generally accepted norms and international obligations of Poland," Andrei Kuntsevich said.

There is also reason to believe that official Warsaw restricts the arrival of Polish journalists in Belarus. "This is evidenced by the fact that not a single Polish media outlet from among those that has already received accreditation to work in Belarus has not appeared at the border," Andrei Kuntsevich emphasized.

According to him, it is also puzzling that international organizations have not yet shown a clear response to the recent facts of the use of special means by the Polish security forces against media representatives from Belarus and other countries. "This is a policy of double standards, which has become commonplace in the work of many international organizations," Andrei Kuntsevich summed up.

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