White-Polish border immigration crisis continues: Poland refuses to open humanitarian corridor, German prime minister accused of rejecting immigration
Chinanews, November 19, according to Russian satellite network reports, recently, the immigration crisis at the border between Belarus and Poland has intensified. On the 18th local time, Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki stated that he opposed opening a humanitarian corridor through Polish territory for immigrants gathered at the border between the two countries. On the same day, German Chancellor Merkel was also accused of refusing to accept immigrants.
On November 15, local time, a large number of immigrants gathered at the border between Belarus and Poland (on the white side).
According to reports, the spokesperson of the President of Belarus, Esmont, had previously stated that the country’s President Lukashenko and Chancellor Merkel of the German caretaker government had proposed a settlement mechanism during the first phone call on the immigration issue, including the EU’s support for some immigrants. The humanitarian corridor was opened, and White helped the remaining immigrants return home.
Esmont also pointed out that the White side is fulfilling this agreement, but the EU has not fulfilled its promise.
In this regard, Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki stated that he emphasized during the phone call with Merkel that he cannot reach any agreement that may involve Poland without Poland’s participation.
Morawiecki said, “I don’t know any details about the humanitarian corridor agreement I heard from Lukashenko’s press secretariat. Of course, if Germany wants to provide a plane to take someone out of another country’s territory, they Have the right to do so.”
Data map: Chancellor Merkel of the German caretaker government.Photo by China News Agency reporter Peng Dawei
On the same day, sources from the German government also revealed that Merkel refused to accept immigrants gathered at the White-Poland border during the talks with Lukashenko.
The source said, “Germany does not agree to this. Because this is a European problem that Germany cannot solve alone.”
Earlier on the 18th, German Interior Minister Seehofer stated that the news that Berlin was preparing to accept immigrants was untrue, but at the same time pointed out that Germany would not close the German-Polish border because it would not solve the immigration problem.
Recently, a large number of illegal immigrants have tried to enter EU countries such as Poland and Lithuania from Belarus, and eventually go to Western Europe. Most of them are from the Middle East. Countries such as Poland have strengthened border control and strictly prevented illegal entry, resulting in a large number of immigrants stranded at the border.
Countries such as Poland accused Belarus of planning this crisis in retaliation for the sanctions imposed by the European Union on Belarus. Belarus stated that sanctions have prevented Belarus from controlling the inflow of immigrants.