MOGILEV, 19 November (BelTA) - Belarusians showed their best traits in the situation with refugees, Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Sergeyenko told the media, BelTA has learned.
"What do we see today at the border? On one side of it are unarmed people, on the other - the armed forces who use special means: tear gas, water cannons and other means,” Igor Sergeyenko said. “These are the realities of today. It is clear that ways to solve this situation will be eventually found. It is difficult to say how long the situation will drag on. The problem with refugees did not emerge today or yesterday. Our duty is to help these people, and Belarusians have shown the best traits, collecting the most needed things for refugees, including warm clothes and food."
According to him, the situation on the border is not easy but under full control. "The collective West is trying to accuse us of manufacturing the migrant crisis," he stressed. “But today, the UN Secretary General said that Belarus is neither the source nor the cause of the current situation. People are fleeing from war towards a better and, as they think, trouble-free life to the countries that welcomed them. Today we are working across several areas. First of all, it is assistance to those in trouble: we deliver humanitarian aid, food and provide medical assistance. All refugees have been relocated from forest camps. They have at least a roof over their heads today. Secondly, our country is trying to communicate the information about the situation on the border to all international organizations and enter into a dialogue in search of ways out of it."
Igor Sergeyenko also stressed that it is important for domestic and foreign media to convey truthful information about the situation on the border, to show Poland's aggressive actions towards people in trouble.".