Kiev plans to transfer 8,500 military and police officers and 15 helicopters to the Ukrainian-Belarusian border. It was decided to strengthen border protection in the areas of potential movement of illegal migrants. About it reported Minister of Internal Affairs of the country Denis Monastyrsky.
According to him, for a comprehensive solution to the problem, it is necessary to build a reliable modern “intellectual border” with Russia and Belarus. To finance this project will need 17 billion hryvnia, says Monastyrsky. The funds will be allocated from the budget.
The head of the State Border Service Sergei Deineko said that today there is no threat to Ukraine from the border with Belarus. He noted that the situation is stable and controlled, but “it is necessary to provide for all scenarios.”
The situation with migrants became more complicated on November 8, when several thousand migrants from the Middle East countries approached the border with Poland from the Belarusian side, wishing to move to the EU. Later they tried break the barbed wire fence and enter the EU.
A meeting of the crisis headquarters was held in Warsaw with the participation of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense in connection with the events on the Polish-Belarusian border. On November 9, the Seim (parliament) of Lithuania adopted a resolution that introduces from November 10 a state of emergency on the border with Belarus.
Advisor to the leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya Franak Vyachorka told The Insider on what countermeasures the Polish and EU authorities are discussing and why Lukashenka is escalating the migration crisis.
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