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25 November 2021, 11:24

Volfovich: Some 200 refugees waiting for evacuation flight at Minsk airport

INSK, 25 November (BelTA) - About 200 refugees are waiting at Minsk National Airport for a flight to Iraq, State Secretary of the Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich told the media on 25 November, BelTA has learned.

“Unfortunately, we see no action on part of the European Union today. According to our information, an evacuation flight was expected to arrive in Minsk from Iraq today to take back the refugees wishing to go home. Not all of them want to go back to Iraq today, because there is information that Iraqi Kurdistan is witnessing new military activities. There is a war going on there. Of course, women and children do not want to go back to the state where there is a war. Some wish to return, though. For some reason, the flight did not come. About 200 migrants are at the airport waiting for the flight,” Aleksandr Volfovich said.

According to him, the EU is still inactive in this situation. “I would say that so far we have seen some sort of EU technical workers that communicate with migrants, watch how Belarus provides assistance to them. Where is the assistance on part of the EU? It is simply not visible. Therefore, Belarus acts and will act as a normal civilized European country in accordance with all international norms and requirements and will comply with all international agreements,” Aleksandr Volfovich said.

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