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EU nations, US, UK call for strong reaction to Belarus-Poland border crisis

Four EU member states, the UK, the US, and Albania, have called for a strong international reaction to the Belarusian activities regarding the migration crisis on the border with Poland.

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Belarus-Poland border crisis
Migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere warm up at the fire gathering at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. (AP Photo)

Four EU member states that have seats in the UN Security Council - Estonia, France, Ireland and Norway - the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as Albania, have called for a strong reaction to the Belarusian activities regarding the migration crisis on the border with

In a joint statement read out by Estonian Ambassador Sven Jurgenson in the UN Security Council, the countries accused of triggering a border migration crisis to exert pressure on the EU.

"This tactic is unacceptable and calls for a strong reaction and cooperation in order to hold accountable. It demonstrates how the [Belarusian President Alexander] Lukashenko regime has become a threat to regional stability. We call on the Belarusian authorities to stop these inhumane actions and not to put people's lives at risk. organisations need to be provided with immediate and unhindered access to people therein to deliver humanitarian assistance," the joint statement read.

"The Belarusian authorities should understand that putting pressure on the in this way, through a cynical instrumentalisation of migrants, will not succeed," the statement added.

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First Published: Fri, November 12 2021. 13:07 IST