Posted: 11.10.2021 08:56:00

Situation with illegal migrants is under control

"The situation with illegal migrants is under full control. I think Brest residents will confirm this as there are no problems. There are no crimes or other illegal acts in Minsk or other regions,” Belarus’ Interior Minister, Ivan Kubrakov, said while visiting Brest. 

Photo by Internal Affairs Department of Brest Regional Executive Committee

“There are attempts to force migrants out from the EU into our territory. However, it’s only possible to cross our border officially. There will be no other way. Unfortunately, we witness many fakes. Telegram channels say that organised groups are trying to cross our border. We have enough forces and means to ensure security at the border and also order on the territory of our country. We are doing this now,” Mr. Kubrakov said, adding that organisers of illegal migration are being identified on an ongoing basis.

This year, more than 350 citizens of other states, including ninety minors, have applied the Interior Ministry for protection. All of them have been assisted. More than fifty people with no means of living were accommodated at migrant centres and provided with material and psychological assistance.