MINSK, 25 November (BelTA) - Belarus is not responsible for what is happening on the Belarusian-Polish border today, State Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich told reporters, BelTA has learned.
"Belarus is not responsible for what is happening on the border today. There are the root causes and reasons for this situation. The collective West itself created them in the countries of the Middle East and Asia," said Aleksandr Volfovich.
According to him, Belarus does not facilitate illegal migration. "This year alone, we have detained over 11,500 illegal migrants. About 5,000 were sent out from the country and brought to various types of responsibility. Therefore, we are not facilitating it,” Aleksandr Volfovich noted. “The border service works in an enhanced mode today. We could do the same as our western neighbors did and deploy the Armed Forces and some other troops. But this, indeed, can lead to a borderline incident. Therefore, the head of state made a wise decision not to deploy any troops, although they stand in combat readiness near the borders of the Republic of Belarus," the Secretary of State said.
Aleksandr Volfovich added that Belarus is doing everything possible to assist refugees who got trapped on the Belarusian-Polish border.