The EU will coordinate with the US new sanctions against the Belarusian regime due to Poland's situation on the border.


The EU will coordinate with the US new sanctions against the Belarusian regime due to Poland's situation on the border.

Brussels will implement measures against Alexander Lukashenko's dictatorship next week, while Washington is expected to do so in December.

The president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, confirmed this Wednesday that the European bloc and the United States would coordinate their actions to respond to the "hybrid attack" of the Belarusian regime against European borders, including sanctions against airlines that "facilitate human trafficking" to Minsk.

The German ambassador told reporters at the White House after meeting with US President Joe Biden that "we will increase our sanctions against Belarus very early next week."

Van der Leyen also assured that Biden had informed him this Wednesday that the United States (against Belarus) would impose sanctions on this matter in early December.

(Biden and I) share the conclusion that this is a hybrid attack by an authoritarian regime to try to destabilize its democratic neighbors, and that it will not be successful," the German official stressed.

He added that he had agreed with Biden to "coordinate his contacts with the countries of origin" of the Kurds, mostly from Syria and Iraq. They arrived at the border with Poland on Monday, accompanied by members of the Belarusian security forces.

The refugees are now in the mainland, as Poland has adopted measures to allow the illegal eviction of illegal immigrants.

 At the same time, Minsk repealed the readmission agreement with the European Union.

In their contacts with the immigrants' countries of origin, Biden and Von der Leyen agreed to ask that "they take care of their citizens so that they do not fall into the trap of the regime (of Belarusian President Alexander) Lukashenko," explained the president of the EC.

"And we agreed that we will examine the possibility of sanctioning those airlines that facilitate the trafficking of people to Minsk, and then to the border of Belarus with the EU," added Von der Leyen.

They also highlighted the need for "United Nations agencies to have access to migrants in Belarus, in this very, very difficult situation in which these innocent people are."

In his meeting with Biden, Von der Leyen described the crisis between Poland and Belarus as "a challenge for the whole European Union" and denied that it was an "immigration crisis". This is an attempt to make immigrants a tool. To weaken European countries.

"We must protect our democracies from this nefarious attempt to increase geopolitical power," concluded Belarusian Van der Leyen, who has spoken out against Biden's confrontation with Ukraine and Britain over the EU's Northern Ireland protocol. I also talked.

Days ago, the United States Government condemned what it has described as "political exploitation" and "coercion" of "vulnerable people" by the Belarusian authorities, following the recent migratory flows on the border between this country and Poland. . "We are concerned about the alarming images and information that emerged over the weekend on the border between Belarus and Poland," said US State Department spokesman Ned Price last Monday, who has charged against "cruel and inhumane facilitation by of the (Belarusian) regime of cross-border migratory flows."

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, asked this Wednesday to go beyond the political and security rhetoric that has prevailed around the migratory crisis that is taking place on the Polish-Belarusian border and that it ensures the integrity of migrants and refugees who are surviving in the open in temperatures close to freezing.

"I ask the States involved to take immediate measures to reduce tension and resolve this intolerable situation by their obligations under international and refugee law," said the former Chilean president in a statement issued by her office in Geneva.

Bachelet said the emphasis so far on political and security issues - including troop increases - and aggressive rhetoric from political leaders only serve to increase vulnerability and risks for migrants and refugees.

"I ask the authorities involved to guarantee that the human rights of these individuals are the central concern," said the high commissioner, who asked that humanitarian aid be allowed to transit to them, as well as observers from civil society and journalists.

Without mentioning Poland's rejection of refugees at the border - most of whom say they only want to transit through Poland to go to other EU countries - Bachelet recalled that no one could be prevented from seeking asylum and different ways of international protection.