Russian bombers fly over Belarus as border crisis deepens

Already for several years people from the Middle-East are wanting to escape wars and horrible conditions in their regions. Them looking for better places to live makes them easy prey for people smugglers and for certain world leaders to use them as a bargaining chip in order to force things on them.

Russian strategic bombers carried out flights over Belarus for the first time on November the 10th followed by other times, whilst this week lots of tanks were assembling close to the border,  in a show of support for President Lukashenko as a stand-off over thousands of migrants continued on the country’s border with Poland. The two Tu-22M3 bombers were flown in a test of Belarus and Russia’s joint air defences, the Russian defence ministry said. The Russian foreign ministry warned the European Union against provoking Lukashenko with further sanctions, after Poland and its neighbours accused him of deliberately sending people from the Middle East, Asia and Africa to illegally cross their borders. Dozens of migrants were arrested last night after they breached the security fence between the two countries, despite the presence of 15,000 Polish soldiers sent to reinforce the area. European leaders and Nato warned of the risk of “serious conflict” resulting from the stand-off.

Belarus was once part of the USSR. Russia has historically always considered Belarus to be Russian territory. Belarus is under EU sanctions so to retaliate President Lukashenko is allowing asylum seekers from the Middle East into his country by the thousands and then funnelling them westward toward Poland and the EU. Germany and Poland have accused President Putin of working with Belarus to escalate the humanitarian crisis on the European Union’s eastern flank. On Friday 10 November, Putin sent 250 Russian paratroopers to Belarus into the region next to Poland. Putin delights in Western disorder and wants to pay back the West for its invasions of Iraq and Libya.

In Nebuchadnezzar’s dream he saw an image with iron legs. The 2 legs represent how the Roman empire split into east and west. Belarus is on the border of this division….

Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything — and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; (Daniel 2:40-41 NIV)

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Preceding

  1. Flemish government’s approval of €150,000 funding for emergency aid to Syria
  2. Need of a sovereign decision about sovereign decisions by sovereign member states
  3. In Eastern Europe the Foundations of the European Union in danger
  4. Russia reacting to attempts to break ‘strategic parity’
  5. Middle East migrants lured into thinking Belarus would provide a gateway to Europe
  6. Soldiers forcibly preventing migrants entering Poland
  7. Iraq to repatriate citizens from Belarus-Poland border

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Additional reading

  1. Migrants to the West #8 Welbeing
  2. Social media a destabilisation tool in the Middle East and Syrian conflict
  3. 2015 Human rights
  4. Knife-trust in democratic sore back
  5. 2015 Economy
  6. The New gulf of migration and seed for far right parties
  7. EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) asylum seekers and Eastern neighbours
  8. A busy 2017 #2 From hero to zero
  9. My two cents on the refugee crisis
  10. A genuine European Union to ensure welfare, security and democracy
  11. It’s Time real lovers of God to Stand and Speak Out!
  12. Afghanistan – A full-scale humanitarian crisis
  13. Crumbling European solidarity or yet another day at the office?

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  6. ISIS, poverty prompt Iraqis and Syrians to flee to Belarus
  7. Migrants in Belarus move towards Polish border amid rising tensions
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  9. Asharq Al-Awsat: Regarding Wars and Enthusiasm for Them
  10. UAE working to de-escalate tensions with Iran, says senior official
  11. We Want a Nation
  12. Iraq to repatriate citizens from Belarus-Poland border
  13. Evidence of Belarus providing migrants tourist visas
  14. Poland warns of months-long crisis as Belarus takes migrants away from border camp
  15. Poland faces months of migration pressure from Belarus, Minister says
  16. Humanitarian needs rising rapidly in Afghanistan: UN
  17. Afghanistan: We’re paying the Taliban for the privilege of blood on our hands
  18. Afghans facing “hell-on-earth” as Winter looms
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Free Christadelphians or Brothers and sisters in Christ, living in Belgium, European Union. - Vrijë Christadelphians of Broeders en zusters in Christus wonende in België in de Europese Unie.

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