According to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, the migration crisis is related to the situation around Ukraine
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that one of the goals of the crisis on the Belarusian-Polish border is to distract from Russia's military activity on the border with Ukraine.
'Secretary of State Blinken confirmed that the United States supports Poland from the Lukashenka regime. “ The actions of the Belarusian regime threaten security, contribute to a split in the EU and are aimed at distracting from Russian activity on the border with Ukraine, '' & mdash; said in a statement from the State Department, quoted by Reuters.
On November 10, Blinken said that repeating the “ mistakes of 2014 '' would be a serious mistake for Russia.
“We are worried that Russia could make a grave mistake by trying to repeat what it did in 2014, when it concentrated forces along the border [with Ukraine], invaded the sovereign territory of Ukraine, while falsely claiming that it was provoked.” & mdash; Blinken said. According to him, Moscow uses such declared 'provocations' to then be able to do what it wants.
The Kremlin responded to reports of a possible invasion of Ukraine that Russia poses no threat to anyone. At the same time, the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov mentioned the “ situation in the Black Sea '' and 'active reconnaissance activities from the air of NATO aircraft.' Thus, The Washington Post reported that the United States and Europe recorded unusual movements of military equipment. Then Politico published satellite images of military equipment near the border with Belarus, some of which are believed to be attached to the 1st Guards Tank Army of the Russian Armed Forces.
Over the past week, hundreds of refugees have accumulated on the Belarusian-Polish border who have tried break through into the EU. The Polish authorities blamed the incident on the Belarusian authorities. Subscribe to YouTube RBC Live broadcasts, videos and recordings of programs on our YouTube channel