Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has told the BBC that it is “absolutely possible” that his forces are helping Middle Eastern migrants break through the eastern borders of the EU and NATO, and that he will not be looking into it.
“Our guys are helping the migrants get into Polish territory? It’s perfectly possible, I think that’s absolutely possible. Maybe someone helped them. I won’t even look into this,” he told BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg.
“We’re Slavs. We have hearts. Our troops know the migrants are going to Germany,” Lukashenko said, suggesting if any soldiers were helping to violate Poland’s borders they would be ‘Good Samaritans’ acting out of compassion, rather than state agents acting at his regime’s behest to undermine a geopolitical rival.