Contents tagged with Refugees

  • Polish Deputy Foreign Minister: Poland will not accept refugees from Muslim countries

    Poland will not accept refugees from the south, despite the promise made by the previous Polish government to do so, as stated by Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland, Jan Dziedziczak, reports.

    "The decision is binding, we will not accept refugees from Muslim countries. We, as the government, as politicians, simply implementing what our society wants from us, what we are obliged to do by our citizens," Dziedziczak said.

    He recalled that the previous Prime Minister of Poland, Ewa Kopacz, …

  • Warsaw: EU's refugee resettlement procedure threatens Poland's security

    The European Commission scheme for the distribution of refugees among the countries of the European Union is erroneous and threatens the national security of Poland.

    This was nnoted in the Minister of the Interior of Poland's response to a statement by the European Commission on the transition to the next stage of prosecution against Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary over their refusal to accept refugees in agreement with European Union quotas.

    As follows from the statement of the Polish …

  • Warsaw: Poland cannot take any more refugees since it already accepted more than 1.4 million migrants from Ukraine

    According to the Member of the European Parliament from Poland, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Poland accepted more than 1.4 million migrants from Ukraine, who left their homes because of the conflict in the Donbas.

    “Poland has fulfilled its solidarity part with the European Union, having accepted more than 1.4 million Ukrainians, which EU leaders failed to notice. We want immigrants from [Ukraine in] the east to be counted along with immigrants from [Africa and the Middle East in] the south, but we …

  • Poland is ready to go into litigation with the European Commission on the reception of refugees

    The Brussels assessment of the refusal by Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary to accept refugees, as well as the possible subsequent punishment of these countries deepens the crisis in the EU. Warsaw does not agree to the forced distribution of refugees and is ready to defend its position in the EU court, as stated by the Polish Foreign Ministry in response to the decision of the European Commission.

    "This decision distances us from preparing joint actions in the issue of migration policy …

  • Der Spiegel: Thousands of Afghan refugees in Germany claim to belong to Taliban

    Several thousands of refugees from Afghanistan, who have arrived in Germany since 2015, claim that they had contact with the Taliban or fought for the Taliban. The weekly newspaper Der Spiegel reported this on Saturday, April 22, with reference to a letter from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAM) to the German intelligence service.

    The Federal Prosecutor’s Office is examining more than 70 cases, and six people are in investigative isolation, the publication specifies.

    It is …

  • Norway begins construction of wall along Russian border

    Norway has begun the construction of a wall along the Russian border. Polish Radio reports that the wall will be 200 meters long and three and a half meters high.

    The wall will be built at the Storskog border checkpoint. The goal is to protect the northern border of the Schengen area from an influx of refugees.

    Refugees are now using the route through Russia, along its border with the EU, more frequently due to the closure of the migration corridor that ran through the Balkans. Last year, the …

  • US General: We are ready to create a no-fly zone in Syria

    The U.S. Air Force is ready to create a no-fly zone in Syria, as stated by General David Goldfin, Rosbalt reported.

    According to him, there are three conditions necessary to introduce a no-fly zone. First, is the permission to shoot down all planes that enter the no-fly zone, including Russian ones.

    Also, the Air Force should have a clear understanding of the challenges “on the ground” in a no-fly zone. In order to return refugees and provide them with humanitarian assistance there must be …

  • Amnesty International: Russia is last in tolerance for refugees

    According to a survey by Amnesty International, almost two-thirds of Russians are opposed to the settlement of refugees in the Russian Federation.

    The Head of the Amnesty International representative office in the Russian Federation, Sergei Nikitin, reported at a talk at the anniversary conference of the Moscow Helsinki Group that “a statistical review by Amnesty International about the attitude of authorities and population toward refugees from other countries will be released in a week. …

  • Pope Francis calls for an end to the war in Ukraine during Easter address

    Pope Francis has called for an end to the war in Ukraine and for a release of all prisoners of war in the country. He said this during his Easter message “Urbi et Orbi”, as reported by Krym.Realii with reference to Radio Vatican.

    "May the Lord of life accompany the efforts aimed to reach a final overcoming of the war in Ukraine, inspiring and supporting humanitarian assistance initiatives, among which include the release of prisoners," the Pope said.

    On Sunday, Catholics around the world …

  • Belarusian National Front demands that Minsk stop accepting Syrian refugees

    The Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) issued a statement at the Party Congress on Sunday demanding that the authorities stop accepting Syrian refugees, Interfax reported.

    The party noted that throughout the course of the war in Syria, more than 300 Syrian refugees have arrived in Belarus. The authorities in Minsk have taken measures to facilitate the process of receiving refugee status and asylum in Belarus.

    "The demographic crisis in Belarus, where a large number of our fellow citizens travel …