Migrants on the Polish-Belarusian border are a growing problem for Europe and the crisis has resulted in threats by Belarusian President Lukashenko, known as Europe’s last dictator, to cut off gas supplies to Europe.

Lukashenko’s open threats to the rest of Europe came after the European Union threatened Belarus with sanctions for arming migrants on the border between Belarus and Poland and trying to enter Poland by force and illegally.

Europe is building a wall?

The crisis began last week when thousands of migrants, mostly from Syria and Iraq, gathered on the border of Belarus and Poland in an attempt to force their way into the EU, to which Poland responded by sending 15,000 troops along the border.

A police source told Mail Online that Belarusian soldiers cut the barbed wire on the border with Poland last night, enabling about 400 migrants to cross into Poland, with such a scenario being repeated for days.

The antipathy between Lukashenko and the rest of Europe escalated on Wednesday when European ministers from Brussels said they were considering sanctions against Belarus, as well as the construction of a wall that would prevent the migrant crisis.

It didn’t take long for Lukashenko to respond, saying Belarus is heating Europe, alluding to the Yamal-Europe pipeline, which runs through Belarus to Poland, and asking what would happen if Belarus cut off gas supplies?

Russian gas makes up almost 50% of the EU’s imported gas, and the Yamal-Europa gas pipeline makes up almost 20% of Russia’s supply capacity and is one of the 3 most important Russian pipelines to the EU.

Such a threat from Lukashenko is not surprising given the full support of Putin, who for the second day in a row sent two TU-160 nuclear bombers to conduct “exercises” in Belarusian airspace accompanied by the Belarusian Air Force, thus making it clear whose side he is on in this conflict.

The Kremlin described insinuations of involvement in the dispute as insane, and Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, expressed Russian concern over the situation on the border between Belarus and Poland, where, as he said, are heavily armed people on both sides of the border.

Not so welcome anymore!

Migrants camping at the border at low temperatures and with limited supplies of water and food say Belarusian authorities are doing everything they can to help them reach the EU, including cutting Belarusian barbed wire every night and letting them enter Poland illegally.

Most refugees have the Netherlands and Germany as their ultimate goal.

The EU accuses Lukashenko of using Russian airline Aeroflot and issuing visas to migrants to bring thousands of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East to the EU’s borders.

Due to the above, the possibility of imposing sanctions on the Russian airline, whose share value fell by 1.24 % on the London Stock Exchange, is also being considered in Brussels.

Aeroflot denied any involvement in the transport of migrants and announced judicial protection of the company’s rights and interests.

The growing migrant crisis has led EU leaders to begin reconsidering their decisions and actions from the 2015 migrant crisis in order to protect EU borders from asylum seekers.

At a ceremony marking the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Charles Michele, President of the European Council, announced the possibility of building a Trump-style wall to protect EU borders from asylum seekers.

Michel added that Lukashenko orchestrated this brutal attack on the EU.

EU officials, as well as the governments of member states, strongly condemned the Hungarian Prime Minister Orban and at the time President of the United States Trump who had previously advocated the idea of ​​building a defensive wall.

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, called on President Putin to use his influence on Minsk in resolving this crisis.

Completely different words and the attitude of Chancellor Merkel, in contrast to the warm welcome to migrants from 2015 and her famous words: We can do this!