OREANDA-NEWS. The three Baltic states and Poland have called on the UN to take measures against the Belarusian leadership for encouraging migrants to illegally cross the borders of the European Union. The flow of illegal immigrants is a «hybrid attack» on the EU, it is «planned and systematically organized by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko», the Prime Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland said in a joint statement issued on Monday, August 23.

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.