Joe Biden expressed concern about the situation on the border between Poland and Belarus.


Vice President Kamala Harris criticized the activities carried out by Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, said on Friday that he felt "very concerned" about the situation on the border between Poland and Belarus and announced contacts with the country and Russia to address the matter.

"It is a great concern. We have communicated our concern to Russia (...) and Belarus. And we believe that it is a problem", affirmed the president responding to a question from the press, according to the White House.

For her part, the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, criticized the "worrying activities" carried out by the Belarusian dictator, Alexander Lukashenko, on the border with Poland in the middle of the migration crisis.

In a press conference during his visit to France, Harris stated that the Administration of President Joe Biden is "concerned" about the matter and confirmed that the matter had been discussed with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, with whom he met during his visit to the country.

"We are watching the situation closely," he said, according to information from the White House. "The eyes of the whole world and all the leaders are on what happens there," he insisted.

Thousands of migrants, mainly from Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries, have tried to cross the Belarusian border to enter EU territory throughout this year.

Lukashenko, who Brussels sanctioned in connection with the controversial elections held in August 2020, warned that his administration would not stop the flow of migrants. This has led the Polish authorities to declare a state of emergency in the border territories and to deploy the Army in the area.

Russia and Belarus, for their part, announced the holding of a series of "combat readiness" exercises, which has led to the deployment of paratroopers in the neighboring country. Minsk assured, however, that the maneuvers are due to the increase in military activity on its border.

Western member states of the Security Council on Thursday condemned in an emergency session that the Belarusian regime puts the lives of human beings "in danger" for "political purposes" with the "orchestrated instrumentalization" of migrants who are trapped at the borders of Belarus with countries of the European Union, in particular with Poland.

The United States, the United Kingdom, Estonia, France, Ireland, Norway, and Albania issued a joint statement in the framework of the UN Security Council meeting on the situation, which, they regretted, has the "objective of destabilizing neighboring countries. and the external border of the EU".

This, according to the statement, seeks, in turn, to "divert attention" from the "increasing human rights violations" carried out by Minsk, the DPA news agency reported.