Belarus Migrants: Poland PM Blames Russia's Putin For Migrant Crisis

Belarus Migrants: Poland PM Blames Russia's Putin For Migrant Crisis

Andrew H. Sweet

Speaking on Tuesday at an emergency parliamentary session after visiting troops on the border, Mr. Morawiecki said: "This attack Lukashenko is conducting has its mastermind in Moscow. The mastermind is President Putin."

He accused the Russian and Belarusian leaders of destabilizing the European Union - which the two countries are not part of - by allowing migrants to travel through Belarus and enter the bloc.

Mr. Morawiecki described the situation as "a new type of war in which people are used as human shields," and said Poland was dealing with a "stage play" designed to create chaos in the EU.

Angela Merkel has called Vladimir Putin to intervene and put pressure on Lukashenko, however, Vladimir Putin responded by saying E.U. representatives should speak to Belarussian officials, not Russia.

Russia's defense ministry has stated that it will send fighter jets/bombers to the Belarussian border in order to test "joint capabilities" between the two nation's militaries.

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