The European Union called on Belarus to allow humanitarian organizations to enter the border area with Poland, in order to provide assistance to refugees wishing to enter the European Union from the Polish border.
This came during a meeting of the European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, according to what Borrell posted on his social media accounts.
Borrell said “People’s lives must be protected, and humanitarian agencies allowed access”. “The current situation is unacceptable and must stop. People should not be used as weapons.”
The European Union accuses Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of coordinating the arrival of the wave of migrants to the eastern side of the bloc, in response to European sanctions imposed on his country after the “brutal repression” practiced by his regime against the opposition.