Lithuania-Belarus diplomatic spat leaves migrants stranded

Lithuania-Belarus diplomatic spat leaves migrants stranded

they were promised an easy way into europe and paid hundreds of even thousands of dollars for a dream that quickly fell to pieces it was on facebook and on social media today says like the border is free now of guards you can cross it or something together with his relative 17 year old ali yasim from iraq is detained in a camp in lithuania after crossing the border from belarus they were picked up with thousands of others by border guards in recent months they tell us how they could easily enter belarus and received help to reach the lithuanian border the gateway into the european union every people here said very sad children and baby and woman you ask this is in europe and they were a woman coming here with children in prison in their prison why because you’re coming here because you want it alive lithuania recently started to push people who showed up at the border back to belarus in return belarusian troops stopped them from re-entering on this footage released by lithuanian border guards a group of 35 iraqis are seen stuck between the two sides lithuania eventually allowed the migrants in and accused the belarusians from illegally crossing its border the the playing deadly games with the human rights lives is unacceptable and has to be condemned unfortunately people whom we consider to be victims in that situation are used by luka schenker regime as the tool as a weapon against the european union in general in particular lithium because of its very strong political position in an effort to stop the influx of migrants and asylum seekers lithuania has been constructing a barrier on its 670 kilometer long border with belarus these are desperate people who have become victims in a political conflict far away from home their presence here at this gateway into europe just shows how vulnerable the strict eu stance on asylum seekers and migrants has become the eu has sent more than 100 border troops and pledged 37 million euros to help lithuania that usually only sees a fraction of these arrivals to deal with the crisis belarusian opposition leader svetlana tejanovskaya who is living in exile in lithuania urges the eu not to give in to lukashenka what a regime is doing is black mailing european with this immigration situation and the answer should be even stronger you can’t be blackmailed by regime the number of migrants arriving at the border has decreased since iraq stopped its flights to belarus but the situation remains stands warning shots have been heard from the belarusian site stabfassen al jazeera vilnius lithuania
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Lithuania-Belarus diplomatic spat leaves migrants stranded

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