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Belarus has to accept migrants back if they break through to Ukraine, - MIA

Source : 112 Ukraine

Such a scenario is enshrined in the readmission agreement between Ukraine and Belarus
14:45, 15 November 2021

 AFP 

There is a readmission agreement between Ukraine and Belarus. And under this agreement, illegal migrants who enter the territory of one country from the territory of another will be deported back, and the other country will be obliged to accept them. This was announced by the Chief of the Department of Communications of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Artem Shevchenko on his Facebook page.

He said that earlier Belarus withdrew from the same agreement with the EU by voting on a separate law in its parliament.

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"This means that at least the legal basis for preventing the same situation on the Ukrainian border with Belarus as in Poland remains. But we still need to prepare," Shevchenko wrote.

Meanwhile, NATO must take "concrete steps" to resolve the migrant crisis on the Belarus border. This was stated by Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

According to him, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia may ask for consultations under the alliance's treaty.

"It is not enough just for us to publicly express our concern - now we need concrete steps and the commitment of the entire alliance," Mateusz Morawiecki said.

Under Article 4 of the NATO treaty, any ally can request consultations whenever, in the opinion of any of them, their territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened.

Related: Latvia starts unannounced exercises on Belarus border

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