European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen has sharply criticized Belarus for channeling migrants to its border, saying the move is a clear effort by President Lukashenko to “destabilize the bloc.”
European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen has said the EU aims to create a watchlist to deter intermediaries from transporting migrants to Belarus.
Speaking at the European Parliament, von der Leyen said Brussels would stand in solidarity with EU member states Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.
She rejected the idea that there was a migrant crisis at Europe’s eastern frontier, saying instead that it was an attempt by Belarus to “destabilize the bloc.”
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