Estonia named Lukashenka’s conditions for ending the migration crisis

The head of the Estonian Foreign Ministry said that during a conversation with Angela Merkel, Lukashenko spoke, among other things, of sanctions to his address

Eva Maria Liimets

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko wants the West to recognize him as the legitimate head of state. This was announced on the air of the Estonian TV channel ERR by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country Eva Maria Liimets.

Answering a question about Lukashenko's recent telephone conversation with Acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Liimets said that the Belarusian president “ wants to lift the sanctions and recognize him as the legitimate head of state. '' According to her, it is precisely these conditions that Lukashenka sets out to end the crisis on the border of Belarus with Lithuania and Poland.

In turn, Liimets expressed the opinion that in the current situation the EU should not only keep the existing sanctions in force, but also introduce new ones. “ It is very important for the EU to show its unity and put pressure on Belarus, '' & mdash; she said.

The conversation between Lukashenko and Merkel took place on November 15. In the message of the agency “ BelTA '' it was said that “ the ways and prospects of solving the migration problem were touched upon in order to prevent an escalation of the situation at the border. ''

After this conversation, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said that the European Union will not allow any migrant from Belarus to enter their territory.

The situation on the border between Poland and Belarus escalated on November 8, when a group of several thousand migrants approached the border area and tried to break through the barriers several times. Against this background, Poland has strengthened the protection of the border area and threatened to completely close the border with Belarus. The EU accuses Minsk of artificially creating a crisis and threatens to impose sanctions, the Belarusian side claims that the European states are to blame for the current situation.

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