Special correspondent of “KP” Oleg Adamovich found out on himself all the nuances of the flight of the Arabs to Lithuania. And what does Lukashenka have to do with it?
Europe groans. In response, Belarus smiles slyly, in a guerrilla style, into a mustache: we are not to blame, the migrants themselves are running to you . Over the year, the flow of Iraqis, Syrians, Iranians infiltrating through Belarus to the European Union has grown 25 times !
In Lithuania, on this occasion, they even introduced an emergency situation – they began to build a fence on the border with Belarus. But the border is 300 kilometers. And stocks of barbed wire were only enough … for 4.5. Yearning.
The leadership of the European Union declared head-on that Lukashenka was taking revenge for the sanctions. Belarusian TV explains: Lithuanians simply want to shake money from the EU to strengthen the border. And saw them off.
And on “Euronews” from a refugee camp in Lithuania, they showed a report: a well-fed Arab tells how he was deceived by a Belarusian – he took $ 1,500 for the road to the border, dropped him off in some swamp and was like that. Lithuanian media write about “people in camouflage” teaching Arabs to cross the border. But not a single journalist personally saw what he was talking about.
And since no one has seen or followed the path of refugees from Belarus to Lithuania, I will have to do everything myself.
I got to Minsk by train, and then moved on by local car sharing.
ROCKERS AT THE BORDER
God knows where to catch these Arabs. I study the local press and TV. Here it is! Most migrants are detained in the Druskininkai region of Lithuania. From the side of Belarus, the nearest large city is Grodno.
I’m going. Well, in no way “thousands of swarthy refugees” could not go unnoticed even in the local potato spaces. At random I go to a small town with a beautiful name Porechye, 30 kilometers from Grodno and 6 kilometers from the border.
All the salt of the Belarusian land is men in stretched T-shirts who can afford to sit at a bus stop in the middle of a working day and scold the authorities. I started with them.
- In Likhachi (a neighboring village 2 kilometers from the border) for 500 dollars, locals take you to Lithuania! I myself was … – The confession of the crumpled man was interrupted by a neighbor’s cuff: “Don’t talk too much.”
I jerked into these Recklessly, but found nothing but formidable road signs about the most-most guarded border zone. Empty. Turned around.
TAXI DRIVERS STAND FOR EVERYTHING
On the way, I took two berry pickers, a grandmother and a grandson. They had to go to Grodno, but I don’t care about the way. During the conversation, it turned out that they had seen enough of the refugees in full. The last couple of months in Grodno literally their invasion. And for sure. At the very first intersection in the city, a large group of blacks crossed the road in front of the car.
“They will tell you that they are studying at a local university. Do not believe! Lies! July – all the students are on vacation, ”the grandmother complained from the back seat.
Having dropped off my fellow travelers, I remembered the old rule: taxi drivers know city life best of all. I’ll ask them.
“I myself took one migrant to the border just yesterday,” the taxi driver Nikolai calmly said at the bus station. – I’m not the only one here – on Friday 40 cars drove to the border crossing!
Fourty?! The whole conversation with the driver was recorded on a dictaphone. Then Nikolai’s version was confirmed to me word for word by other carriers.
- Arabs gather in the evening on the second floor of the railway station almost every day. And by nightfall they call a taxi to the border.
- And then what?
- What, what – they run across. We drop them off 500 meters before the checkpoint, where a queue of trucks begins. They go around the outpost from the side, and in the morning we read how many Arabs and Negroes were detained in a day.
According to Nikolai, border guards are only loyal to local taxi drivers. My car sharing with Minsk numbers is clearly slowing down. We agreed that Kolya would help me track the refugees to the border.
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