Friday, November 19, 2021

Kurds spoke about the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border. "We were captured like cattle"

The situation on the Polish-Belarusian border is still tense. From time to time there are attempts to force the fortifications. The Border Guards announced on Thursday that the Bruges camp had been deserted, and Belarusian services had directed migrants to a transport and logistics center located several hundred meters away. The spokesman of the minister-coordinator of special services, Stanisław Żaryn, commented that "it is also a part of the misinformation game." "Belarus rotates those who are to put pressure on Poland," he assessed.

Meanwhile, a report from the border was published by the French daily "Le Monde". "The cannon fodder of the Lukashenka regime, thousands of exiles, often Iraqi Kurds, lured by mafia networks, after suffering humiliation and ill-treatment, are transported to the Polish border," we read. The daily emphasizes that "on the morning of Wednesday, November 17, there were still several thousand migrants at the gates of the European Union, who had been pushed the day before by the Belarusian forces to the border". As Le Monde reports, they were "lured into this hellish trap after Minsk arranged the migration flows from the Middle East to Europe via Poland and Lithuania".

"We were captured like cattle," one Kurd told the newspaper. “They hit me in the chest because I didn't want to follow their orders. We asked a group of soldiers for water. They pulled out the penises and said we could drink their urine, ”the man reported.

"We thought that Poles could open (the border), but nothing happened. We were angry, we demanded food from Poles. We could not stand it any longer. Belarusians turned us into hungry rats ready to do anything to get out of their trap" - he said. "The Belarusian strategy is to use the fact that we are at the end of our strength to force us to do what they want," he added.