Estonian President urged to continue pressure on Lukashenka’s regime

Estonian President Karis: Lukashenko uses migrants for political purposes regarded the use of migrants for political purposes as a new type of threat. This was reported by RIA Novosti.

In Brussels, the head of Estonia and the vice-president of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas, the head of Estonia discussed the settlement of the crisis “caused by migration pressure and coordinated by the Lukashenka regime.” He considered it important to implement the sanctions imposed by the European Union.

Karis believes that it is necessary to continue to exert pressure on the Belarusian leader to deal with the migrants, allow them to apply for asylum in the republic or return home. In addition, Lukashenka must ensure access to humanitarian aid for those in need, especially in connection with the approaching frost, the politician said.

From the beginning of 2021, people began to flock to the border of Belarus with Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. The migration crisis on the Belarusian-Polish border escalated in early November 2021, when a large column of migrants approached the border fence near the Bruzgi checkpoint. The migrants made several attempts to storm the fence, but they were all stopped by Polish border guards.