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Germany discuss possibility of involving Ukraine in solving refugee problem on Belarus-Poland border

Source : 112 Ukraine

Bundestag believes that it would be possible to agree with Ukraine on the reception of refugees while their application for asylum in the EU is being considered
13:44, 10 November 2021

REUTERS

Nils Schmid, a foreign policy expert with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) faction in the German Bundestag, suggests involving Ukraine in solving the refugee problem on the Belarus-Poland border. This was reported by Deutschlandfunk.

According to him, it would be possible to agree with Ukraine on the reception of refugees while their application for asylum in the EU is being considered.

"This way we can make it clear that not every refugee will automatically join the European Union," Schmid said.

At the same time, the politician criticized Poland's treatment of migrants trying to enter the country illegally from Belarus. According to the German politician, Poland must adhere to international norms, in particular, provide the needy with basic humanitarian protection and the right to consider an asylum application.

Earlier, on November 8, Belarusian journalists published a video of a large crowd of migrants heading to the Polish border. It is noted that, according to preliminary estimates, several hundred refugees were heading for the border. There were children among the migrants.

Due to this, the Defense Ministry of Poland has increased troops’ combat readiness. At the same time, migrants say that their ultimate goal is not Poland, but Germany.

At the same time, on November 10, the number of servicemen on the Belarus-Poland border increased to 15,000.

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