Chatting with DW Information service, reporter Konstantin Eggert warned that Belarus’s dictator Alexander Lukashenko is “deliberately” sending migrants who arrive in Belarus to the border of Lithuania as a way to spark an emergency for the European Union. He defined how Mr Lukashenko is doing so as a way to “punish the EU” for the sanctions positioned on him and his nation following the controversial Ryanair airplane diversion and subsequent arrest of opposition journalist Roman Protasevich. It comes as President of the European Council Charles Michel visited Lithuania’s border with Belarus the place on Monday alone over 130 migrants jumped over the fence from Belarus.
Mr Eggert stated: “Within the final 24-hours there have been 130 plus migrants that crossed the border which is greater than the entire of final 12 months.
“This is being repeating for day’s and weeks and probably even more.
“The scenario is turning into very severe.
“Charles Michel has promised today his and the EU’s help to the Lithuanian president and the government who is struggling to accomodate all those people.”
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He added: “Data from the Lithuanian border guards shows that the Lithuanian-Belarussian frontier has become completely pourous.
“Persons are simply climbing over fence and operating throughout the border!”
Mr Eggert explained: “Belarus suspended its participation in EU’s japanese partnership and within the EU migrant readmission settlement which obliged Belarus to take unlawful migrants, crossing from his facet, again.
And in a stunning revelation he added how final week Mr Lukashenko opened a “visa free regime” open to 73 counties for 5 days.
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However in a worrying evaluation, he added: “What is more important… people are saying Lukashenko would not have been able to do that without a very clear nod from Valdimir Putin.
“Fairly a couple of individuals right here (in Lihtuania) that this isn’t solely Lukansehnko’s warfare by proxy on the EU.”
“It’s also the Kremlin’s.”
Charles Michel, the European Fee president visited the Lithuanian border with Belarus on Monday to supply help and assist to the authorities coping with the disaster.