Poles began destroying fences on the border with Belarus

The situation in Afghanistan attracted oil to the fire

Polish border guards detained at least 13 people who allegedly tried to destroy barriers built on the border with Belarus. The Polish border service informed about it. Warsaw previously decided to build a fence more than two meters high to protect itself from the influx of migrants from Belarusian territory. However, events in distant Afghanistan played a significant role in the Eastern European migration crisis.

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Warsaw decided to completely close the border with Belarus and create a wall along the entire interstate border to prevent illegal entry into Polish territory.

According to the Polish border authorities, only one day, August 27, the border with the Belarusian parties tried to cross 130 people illegally, 40 of them were detained (the others were simply not allowed there). Since the beginning of the month, more than 3,200 attempts to cross the country 's border illegally from its eastern neighbor have been registered in Poland, and by the end of last week, there were about 1,100 people in Polish detention centers.

Warsaw, in cooperation with the three Baltic republics, accuses Minsk of using illegal migrants as a weapon in a “hybrid war” against the European Union and of ensuring that the flow of illegal immigrants is planned and systematically organized by the Lukashenko regime. Recall that in May, Alexander Lukashenko, in response to new Western sanctions, said that his country will no longer prevent refugees from further travel to the EU.

In this context, that day the Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Blaschak announced the start of construction of a 2.5 meter high fence to solve the problem of illegal migration. In July, the 130-kilometer-long section was extended with barbed wire, which will be reinforced by a fence designed by military engineers as a second barrier.

But as it turned out, not all Poles agree with fencing from their Belarusian neighbors. On August 29, local border guards detained thirteen people trying to tear down fences built on the interstate border. At the same time, it turned out that most of the 12 detained activists are Polish citizens. Law enforcement officials said that everyone would soon be formally charged.

“What happened on our border is completely unacceptable, & mdash; Mariusz Kamiński, head of the Polish Ministry of the Interior, noted. & mdash; The violators who broke the fences have been detained by border guards and will be held criminally liable for their actions. & # 39; & # 39;

On the one hand, the Polish side's activity on border issues with Belarus is explained by the pan-European & mdash; so & nbsp; against Lukashenko, & mdash; position. On the other hand & mdash; the fact of cooperation between Minsk and Moscow. The latter, as is well known, has long had extremely strained relations with Warsaw. But now the third factor is hitting, & mdash; the escalation of the situation in Afghanistan, from where refugees are trying to penetrate Europe by all possible means.

As stated in an interview with MK Belarusian political scientist Pavel Usov living in Warsaw, the radical steps of the Polish authorities provoked & nbsp; especially & nbsp; it was the decision of the Belarusian leadership to allow illegal migrants through its territory.

“ It's important to consider, & ndash; says the expert, & ndash; that the fences were destroyed from the Polish side: many people in the republic want permission from the authorities to enter those fleeing Belarusian territory. But Poles also know that Minsk is building a separate company on illegal immigrants. At the same time & nbsp; attempt to damage the fence itself & mdash; evidence that these are not anti-Belarusian actions. Rather, these are internal Polish trials, the actions of those citizens who are not indifferent to the fate of illegal immigrants. & # 39; & # 39;

However, for example, the British edition of The Guardian writes that the migration crisis on the Belarus-Poland border can be caused to a large extent by the deterioration of the situation in Afghanistan. Some Afghan citizens are trying to infiltrate first Russian and then Belarusian territory in order to get to Western Europe. Under these conditions, Pavel Usov believes that Lukashenko is gaining points for possible negotiations with the EU. It is clear that European capitals will hardly benefit from another influx of refugees, certainly many terrorists. A & nbsp; theoretically & nbsp; Minsk can dictate its terms & ndash; for example & nbsp; demand the lifting of certain sanctions in exchange for restrictions on migratory flows.

“ Blackmail against the European Union by the flow of illegal refugees from Belarus can, of course, create some positive conditions for Lukashenko, & mdash; notes our partner. & mdash; However, this cannot be compared to situations that existed in & mdash; & nbsp; EU members (e.g. & nbsp; Hungary, Czech Republic) or in Turkey, where there has been an influx of illegal migrants, e.g. from Syria (the above countries also tried to blackmail Brussels with the migration agenda. & mdash; “ MK & # 39; ) & # 39; & # 39 ;.

So far, judging by social media comments, despite the resonant detention of activists who have tried to destroy fences on the Belarusian-Polish border, the people of Poland are generally unanimous. Condemning Lukashenko's policy, they & nbsp; for the most part & nbsp; does not seek to receive refugees from the territory of the neighboring republic. A & nbsp; the more, & nbsp; do not rejoice at the arrival of potential Afghan refugees.

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An Afghan TV presenter interrogated by the Taliban fled abroad

This has raised doubts about the moderation of the Taliban

The radical Taliban movement (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) that has taken power in Afghanistan claims that the new government will respect women's rights. One of the symbols of the Taliban's “new” gender policy seemed to be that an interview appeared on the air of an Afghan television channel, which the young presenter took over from a high-ranking Taliban official. But then the journalist left her home country.

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Shortly after the Taliban occupied Kabul, 24-year-old TOLO host Beheshta Arghand interviewed a high-ranking Taliban official. The studio's guest was Mawlavi Abdulhak Hemad, one of the leaders of the Taliban's media group.

This conversation has become famous all over the world: a young woman speaks live with a Taliban leader. Some have taken this as the best basis for hope for “ reforging & # 39; & # 39; The Taliban, which took a tough stance on the “ women's problem“ during its first domination of Afghanistan in the second half of the 1990s, and not only banned Afghan women from appearing on the streets barefoot and unaccompanied by a male relative, but also effectively prevented women. in getting their daily bread.

However, Beheshta Arghand herself seems to have special illusions about living in the Taliban emi emirate ’. does not feed. In addition, a few days after the interview with the Taliban, she had an interview on the air with the famous Pakistani human rights activist, her contemporary Malala Yusufzai, a young Nobel Peace Prize laureate. This conversation has also become historic in a way & ndash; The girl, who was badly injured by the Pakistani Taliban in 2012 for her fight for girls' education, has never appeared on Afghan television.

Risks faced by many journalists and ordinary Afghans after taking power in the country.

“ I left the country because, like millions of people, I fear the Taliban, & # 39; & # 39; ndash; admitted CNN Business.

TOLO TV owner Saad Mohseni, who lives in Dubai, says the Beheshta Arghand case symbolizes the situation in Afghanistan: “ Almost all of our famous reporters and journalists have left. We worked like crazy to replace them with new people. We face a double challenge & mdash; & nbsp; Get people out because they feel dangerous and keep working. & # 39;

As Arghand herself told CNN, she decided to become a ninth-grade journalist after one of her teachers let her go to the blackboard and read the news. “Like I'm a TV presenter,” the young woman recalls.

Beheshta studied journalism at the University of Kabul for four years. I managed to work in several news agencies and radio stations, and earlier this year I started working on the TOLONews channel as a television presenter.

“ I only worked there for a month and 20 days, and then came the Taliban, & # 39; & # 39; & mdash; & nbsp; says the girl.

The day the militants entered Kabul, the station briefly sent its reporters home for fear of their safety. But within two days, many returned to work. As TOLO owner Saad Mohseni suggested, the Taliban are doing their utmost to reassure Western governments and the world's media: “ It is important for them to win hearts and minds and show international players that they are legitimate and that they can work with them. At this stage, the media will have much more freedom than in the last stages. & # 39; & # 39;

On August 17, it was possible to arrange a conversation between Arghand and a Taliban spokesman. & ndash; This interview was “ the first time in the history of Afghanistan that a Taliban representative appeared live in a television studio sitting opposite a presenter, & # 39; & # 39; says Saad Mohseni, claiming that the radicals did so in an effort to “ present a moderate face to the world. & # 39; & # 39 ;.

According to Arghand herself, the conversation that made her famous around the world was not easy for her: “But I did it for the sake of Afghan women.” at home and we do not go to the office, they say that women do not want to work. “Then I said to myself,` `Start, & # 39; & # 39; & mdash; & nbsp; recalls Beheshta. & Ndash; And I said to a Taliban member, 'We want our rights to be respected. We want to work. mdash; and we must be in society. That is our right. & # 39; & # 39; far from sin. The journalist says she hopes to return to her homeland: “ If the Taliban do what they promised, and the situation improves & nbsp; and I know I will be safe and safe, I will return to my country and I will work for my country, for my people. & # 39; & # 39;

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Borrell announced the victory of the Taliban radicals over the West

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Jak bylo reported by Spanish radio station Onda Cero, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy & nbsp; Josep Borrell & nbsp; in an interview with journalists described the victory of the radical movement Taliban (terrorist organization, banned in Russia) & nbsp; in Afghanistan & nbsp; defeat of the West.

According to the politician, much lessons need to be learned from what has happened, especially for Europe.

“ Afghanistan was lost, of course, not in the 10th day, but in the 10 years during which Western countries were unable to help lay the foundations of a modern state in the republic, “ Borrell stressed.

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Afghans evacuated to Britain could remain in the country

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In the Ministry of the Interior Great Britain has announced a decision by the authorities to keep Afghans evacuated from Kabul indefinitely in the country.

“ Afghans who have been evacuated to the UK will be able to remain in the kingdom indefinitely … 2,000 sleeping places, & # 39; & # 39; said the British Home Office.

In total, about 15,000 people were deported from Kabul to Britain, including about 8,000 Afghans.

Biden: Withdrawal from Afghanistan ends era of attempts to rebuild other countries

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Biden reported the number of Americans killed in the evacuation from Afghanistan


US President Joe Biden has released final figures on deaths in the evacuation of the US military from Afghanistan.

According to him, 13 American soldiers were killed and another 20 were injured.

& “The operation to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan and the subsequent evacuation was not a war mission, but a mission of mercy,” Biden added.

Recall that on August 31, the US authorities announced the end of their military presence in Afghanistan. In nearly 20 years of military campaign, the US contingent has lost 2,461 people in the country, including military and civilian specialists.

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The United States has prepared a military cooperation agreement with Ukraine

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Defense Agreement between the US and Ukraine are preparing to sign. The press service of the US Department of Defense informed about it.

According to the Pentagon, the forthcoming agreement should expand the scope of cooperation between the US and Ukraine in the military field, intelligence activities and cyber security. . In addition, the agreement prescribes interaction between the United States and Ukraine in the Black Sea.

The agreement also provides a basis for cooperation between the two countries in the development and supply of arms. Earlier, the Pentagon announced a new package of military aid to Ukraine. It is estimated at $ 60 million and includes the supply of Javelin anti-tank missile systems.

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The European Union is preparing to help Afghanistan's neighbors fight migration

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EU countries should increase assistance to neighbors Afghanistan to countries in order to prevent a migration crisis. The corresponding statement was adopted at a meeting of the heads of the Ministries of the Interior of the EU Member States in Brussels.

The statement says that the European Union should help those of Afghanistan's neighbors who receive large numbers of migrants and refugees. It is also recommended that Europe work with these countries to prevent illegal migration.

The declaration also declares the EU's action to prevent uncontrolled migration from Afghanistan. Recall that the UN previously predicted an increase in migration from Afghanistan to 500,000 by the end of 2021. Flows of migrants and refugees increased after the Taliban seized power in the country (banned as a terrorist organization in the Russian Federation).

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Zhirinovsky warned of a “new Taliban” in Kazakhstan

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Head of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky He commented on the situation in Kazakhstan, where there have been more and more recent attacks on Russian-speaking citizens. In an interview with Podvo, he expressed the opinion that an analogous Taliban (a terrorist movement banned in the Russian Federation) could appear in this country. According to the politician, such a development of events is inevitable if the policy of “squeezing everything Russian” continues there.

Zhirinovsky noted that in 1964 he left the Kazakh SSR to find a man who does not exist. view. “According to him, the former 'fight against the Russians has been quiet,' but in recent years local nationalists have” not hesitated to publicly express their nonsense and threats. ” The Taliban, “said Zhirinovsky,” is led by people from a remote province. “

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The head of “Russian officers” reacted harshly to the threats of Kazakh activists


organization & quot; Officers of Russia & quot; Sergei Lipovoy responded to statements by activists of the Kazakh unregistered party “ El Tiregi & # 39; & # 39 ;. Earlier, they recorded a video message threatening several members of the State Duma and Russian soldiers.

In response, Lipovoy remarked that he was very & nbsp; surprised and the two of them sincerely felt sorry for him. “The` `patriots & # 39; & # 39; 'who spoke in the video. What they said has no basis, he said. Now the Russian organization is waiting for a response from the Kazakh authorities to these statements.

Lipova called the activists' words pure, brazen and planned provocation. “ To be honest, it is very strange to hear this from individual citizens of Kazakhstan, & # 39; & # 39; quoted her Gazeta.Ru.

Lipovoy is also surprised at how easy it is to mislead “ these alleged patriots, but in fact nationalists“. According to him, no one is going to attack anyone. In addition, all the facts stated by these activists are “distorted and interpreted in a nationalistic way.” Provocations against the Russian-speaking population and nationalist statements about Russia are therefore continuing, the chief of Russian officers added.

“It's easy to guess that this is & ndash; a planned event, the directors of which are sitting overseas, “Lipovoy emphasized.

Earlier, representatives of the Kazakh unregistered party El Tiregi recorded a video message. Deputy Party leader Murat Mukhamedzhanov, the leader of a local war veterans' union, says he will find “two meters wide and two meters deep on Kazakh soil”; for those who “ dream of conquering Kazakhstan & # 39; & # 39 ;.

His video partner, Nurzhan Altayev, who is the party's leader, said: “There have been some clowns lately … who call themselves” Russian officers. ” According to him, these people have declared a violation of the rights of the Russian-speaking population in Kazakhstan and their readiness to restore order.

The media noted that the two are closely associated with the organizer of the “ language patrols“; Kuat Akhmetov, as well as with an adviser to Kazakh President Mukhtar Taizhan. Akhmetov himself left Kazakhstan and hid in Georgia. He was briefly detained at home in August after well-known videos apologizing to the country's Russian-speaking population, but his sentence was limited to a fine.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the presidium of Russian officers Sergei Lipovoy last week appealed to President Kassym-Jomart Tokajev with a request for the protection of the Russian-speaking population of the country. He also said he was ready to come “ with a delegation of the heroes of the Soviet Union and the Heroes of Russia & # 39; & # 39; to hold events “ in the framework of public diplomacy & # 39; & # 39 ;.

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In Ukraine, they explained why Putin was not told about the Ilovaisk tragedy

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Prosecutor General of Ukraine & nbsp; he explained why he did not make claims against the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in the case of the Ilovaiskaya tragedy. Putin has functional immunity and Russia's response to the International Court of Justice & nbsp; UN & nbsp; will not benefit & nbsp; Kiev, said the head of the department for the supervision of criminal proceedings in relation to crimes committed in the context of armed conflict by the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Ruda.>

“ We are talking about international law, Rud said, in response to a question as to why Putin is not on the list of persons suspected of tragedy near Ilovaisk. p>

Rud said that Ukraine respects international law, which defines functional immunity for first-person states.

“ In the exercise of their powers, they cannot be held criminally liable & # 39; & # 39; , & ndash; said.

Recall that in August 2014 in the Donetsk region near Ilovaysk were surrounded by Ukrainian battalions. actions had serious consequences“. According to the General Prosecutor's Office, 366 soldiers died at the time, 429 were wounded and 300 were captured.

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