Michelle Bachelet has called on Warsaw and Minsk to end the “crisis” at the border, where hundreds of people are trapped in cold conditions.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on Belarus and Poland to reduce the problem of “intolerant” migrants at their shared borders and said those on the border should not stay overnight without cold.
Bachelet’s statement on Wednesday came after Warsaw said it had evacuated thousands of troops to the border after hundreds of people tried. all night long from Belarus to Poland.
Minsk accused Polish troops of pushing Belarus refugees illegally.
Hundreds of people are currently camping at the border, a small section of 4,000 refugees and refugees gathered in areas near the border, including nearby forests.
“I urge the countries concerned to take immediate action to resolve this crisis and resolve the crisis in accordance with their obligations under international human rights law and refugee law,” Bachelet said in a statement.
“Hundreds of men, women and children should not be forced to sleep one night in the winter without shelter, food, water and medical care,” he said. “Under international law, no one should be barred from seeking protection, and private consideration should be given to their protected needs.”
Bachelet called for opportunities for support staff, lawyers and journalists for those in need.
He further added that the actions of Warsaw and Minsk “combined with a large number of troops – as well as words of encouragement” have increased the risk and uncertainty experienced by migrants.
‘Demonstration of government terrorists’
Poland and other member states of the European Union are criticizing Belarus for encouraging refugees and internally displaced persons to try to cross the border that they shared in retaliation for the Minsk-based sanctions imposed on the August 2020 elections that gave President Alexander Lukashenko a fifth term it’s one.
The 27-year-old bloc ambassador is due to say on Wednesday that the large number of people flying to Belarus to reach the EU border is Lukashenko’s “mixed war” – a legitimate basis for new sanctions that he says should be followed by many Belarusians and organizations.
European Council President Charles Michel said the bloc should “negotiate” on border issues during a visit to Warsaw on Wednesday.
“We are facing countless threats, violence, violence and inhumanity, and we can respond to this with confidence and unity, in line with our values,” he told reporters at a joint press conference with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who. described the incident as “a manifestation of state terrorism”.
Minsk, which is Russian-backed, rejects the harsh leadership of the immigrants and instead criticizes the authorities in Europe and the United States for the plight of the missing.
Moscow has criticized the EU for its actions and criticized Western plans to increase sanctions on Belarus, a country that it sees as a way to protect NATO, as illegal.
Russia has sent two nuclear bombs to a Belarusian airline to signal support for its allies.