The refugee crisis in Belarus escalates: Merkel begs Putin, Scholz is silent

the Refugee crisis escalated on the Belarusian-Polish border!

According to BILD information from government circles in Berlin and Brussels, the risk of a military escalation is growing. In addition, there is the almost hopeless situation of migrants in Belarus, who are not allowed to cross the border by Poland.

► Dictator Alexander Lukashenko (67) criticized “the NATO armament at the border”. ► Around noon, Lukashenko’s ally, Russia’s ruler Vladimir Putin (69), escalated further. He sent two atomic bombs into the airspace of Belarus. They should “patrol the sky” …

Dramatic scenes: the refugees at the fence in Belarus hope to somehow get onto EU soil. Polish forces secure their bordersPhoto: Stringer / Anadolu Agency / ABACAPRESS / ddp images

Opposite the refugees are Polish border guards and soldiers who guard the EU's external border

Opposite the refugees are Polish border guards and soldiers who guard the EU’s external border Foto: action press

Lukashenko said: “If we make the slightest mistake here, God forbid, Russia will immediately be drawn into it – the largest nuclear power in the world!”

► Lukashenko’s border guards enabled several dozen refugees to break through to Poland that night by tearing down the border fence several meters away. Gunfire was also repeated on the Belarusian side of the border. Shortly thereafter, regime officials carried a lifeless body away on a stretcher.

Many families with children are among the refugees

Many families with children are among the refugeesFoto: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

PERFIDE: Lukashenko blamed Europe’s heads of state for the humanitarian plight of the refugees captured in Belarus, calling them “bastards” on state TV.

And what does the soon-to-be-Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (63, SPD) say?

He has remained silent so far, although he had shown a clear edge against Lukashenko during the mass protests against the fake election (August 2020): The president “no longer has any legitimacy, otherwise he would not act with such unbelievable, brutal violence,” he said back then at BILD LIVE.

On Thursday at 9.30 a.m., Olaf Scholz will speak in the Bundestag – but probably only about Corona. Germany is also waiting for a Scholz speech on the refugee crisis!

BILD names the most pressing questions:

What to do with the migrants

CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak (36) made it clear on BILD Live yesterday that Germany should not accept people. “No, absolutely no!” The migrants “do not necessarily have to stay in the EU”. For example, you have to talk to Ukraine about admission.

How can Putin be stopped?

Chancellor Angela Merkel (67, CDU) tried it yesterday with a begging call: She asked Russian President Vladimir Putin (69) to “influence the regime in Minsk” to stop its “inhuman and unacceptable” actions. Problem: Putin is in league with Lukashenko.

How can Germany support Poland?

For example, when building the border wall, demanded Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (72, CSU) in BILD.

Can the NATO alliance case materialize?

Nato support is currently not necessary, said Poland’s President Andrzej Duda (49). But WHAT if soldiers at the border run away under pressure? Poland’s government has now accused neighboring Belarus of “state terrorism”. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (63) spoke of a “hybrid attack” on EU democracies.

Why don’t we immediately impose sanctions on airlines that are involved in smuggling (e.g. Turkish Airlines, FlyDubai)?

A corresponding demand from FDP leader Christian Lindner (42) in BILD followed yesterday, CSU leader Markus Söder (54) and the Greens bosses Annalena Baerbock (40) and Robert Habeck (52). The Belarusian airline Belavia has already been banned from EU airspace.

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The refugee crisis in Belarus escalates: Merkel begs Putin, Scholz is silent