Germany refused to accept migrants from Belarus

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Germany has rejected Belarus' offer to accept 2,000 migrants who are currently stuck on the eastern borders of the European Union.

"The idea of creating a humanitarian corridor to Germany for 2,000 migrants is not a solution acceptable to Germany or the EU," Reuters quoted an unnamed representative of the German government as saying.

The EU accuses the government of Alexander Lukashenko of collecting migrants from all over the Middle East, pushing them to cross the borders of EU countries.

Lukashenko is also accused of using migrants as a bargaining chip to force the EU to lift sanctions imposed on Belarus after the last elections in the country.

Among the migrants are thousands of men, women and children from Kurdistan, including dozens of Yazidi refugee families who survived the war and the genocide of 2014, but were trapped on the border of Belarus and Poland. In recent days, more than 430 of the refugees have voluntarily returned home after spending several weeks in the harsh conditions of forests on the border of Belarus and Poland.

According to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), almost 500 more migrants have registered to return to Kurdistan on the next evacuation flight scheduled for the end of November.

The KRG is currently working closely with the Iraqi Federal Government to facilitate the voluntary return of migrants. The Kurdistan authorities also maintain contacts with partners in the EU to deliver humanitarian aid to people who still remain in Belarus.

Reuters





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Germany refused to accept migrants from Belarus

2021/11/04-1637995293.jpg
Read: 3193     15:00     27 Ноябрь 2021    

Germany has rejected Belarus' offer to accept 2,000 migrants who are currently stuck on the eastern borders of the European Union.

"The idea of creating a humanitarian corridor to Germany for 2,000 migrants is not a solution acceptable to Germany or the EU," Reuters quoted an unnamed representative of the German government as saying.

The EU accuses the government of Alexander Lukashenko of collecting migrants from all over the Middle East, pushing them to cross the borders of EU countries.

Lukashenko is also accused of using migrants as a bargaining chip to force the EU to lift sanctions imposed on Belarus after the last elections in the country.

Among the migrants are thousands of men, women and children from Kurdistan, including dozens of Yazidi refugee families who survived the war and the genocide of 2014, but were trapped on the border of Belarus and Poland. In recent days, more than 430 of the refugees have voluntarily returned home after spending several weeks in the harsh conditions of forests on the border of Belarus and Poland.

According to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), almost 500 more migrants have registered to return to Kurdistan on the next evacuation flight scheduled for the end of November.

The KRG is currently working closely with the Iraqi Federal Government to facilitate the voluntary return of migrants. The Kurdistan authorities also maintain contacts with partners in the EU to deliver humanitarian aid to people who still remain in Belarus.

Reuters





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