Warsaw statements on Aeroflot’s involvement in migration crisis are not true – Lavrov – world
MOSCOW, November 11. / TASS /. Warsaw’s statements about the involvement of Russian airline Aeroflot in the migration crisis on the Belarusian-Polish border are not true, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a press conference.
“To put it very diplomatically, this is not true. And, as far as I know, Aeroflot does not fly from the capitals of countries from which refugees are flocking to Europe, after Europe and the America bombed these countries. <.. .> to the capital of the Republic of Belarus, “he said, responding to a request from TASS to comment on statements from Warsaw that Polish authorities have information about Aeroflot’s link to the migration crisis at the border .
Previously, Aeroflot had denied allegations of its involvement in the Belarusian-Polish border situation, noting that it did not operate flights to cities in Iraq and Syria.
The migrant crisis on Belarus’ border with Latvia, Lithuania and Poland worsened considerably on November 8. Several thousand people have approached the Polish border from the Belarusian side and do not leave the border area. Some of them tried to enter Poland by cutting wire fences. The European Union accuses Minsk of intentionally worsening the crisis and has called for sanctions. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko blamed the situation on Western countries themselves, as it was their actions that caused people to flee war in their home countries.
Accusations by Western countries that the migration crisis on the border between Belarus and the European Union is a “hybrid operation” by President Alexander Lukashenko are lies, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria said on Tuesday. Zakharova.