The Baltic States and Poland Called on the UN to Take Measures in the Situation with Migrants from Belarus
The time has come to draw the attention of the UN, including the UN Security Council, to this problem, said Kaya Kallas, Krisjanis Karins, Ingrida Szymonite and Mateusz Morawiecki. «We call on the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to take active steps to help resolve this situation, as well as to demand that Belarus comply with its international obligations», the four prime Ministers stressed.
At the same time, the authors of the statement indicated that they would accept all refugees crossing the border, but called for considering the possibility of introducing new restrictive EU measures to prevent illegal migration in the future. «The use of refugees and immigrants as weapons threatens the regional security of the European Union and constitutes a serious violation of human rights», they further noted.