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07 October 2021, 16:17

Minister: Situation with illegal migrants in Belarus under control

Ivan Kubrakov. An archive photo
Ivan Kubrakov. An archive photo

BREST, 7 October (BelTA) - The situation with illegal migrants in Belarus is completely under control, Belarusian Minister of Internal Affairs Ivan Kubrakov said at a meeting in the Brest City Hall, BelTA has learned.

"The situation with illegal migrants is completely under control both in Minsk and other cities of the country. We have enough forces and means to ensure order in our country. As for the border, especially the border with the European Union, indeed, the neighboring countries are trying to force refugees out into the territory of Belarus, including with the use of force. But both our border guards and the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs serve together in a reinforced mode. The border can be crossed only officially," Ivan Kubrakov emphasized.

According to him, all migrants who officially applied for help to the state bodies of Belarus have received it. "This year, about 360 people, 90 minors among them, applied to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for protection. All these people got assistance. None of the citizens was left without attention from the state, including almost 60 foreigners who did not have a place or means to live. Special centers for refugees have been set up in Gomel Oblast and Vitebsk Oblast where they are provided with all kinds of assistance, both financial and psychological," the minister added.

Ivan Kubrakov and senior officials of the State Border Committee are visiting Brest Oblast today. The minister is set to see the border checkpoints and outposts of the Brest border group.

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