The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) allowed Latvia and Poland not to provide illegal migrants detained at the border with food, water and medicine. Writes about this LETA.
The ECHR refused to extend the temporary measure, which obliged both countries to provide detained illegal immigrants with food and medical assistance.
At the same time, the head of the Latvian Border Guard Service, Guntis Pujats, assured that the border guards will continue to feed the refugees and supply them with medicines, if the need arises. He also added that today there are no groups of migrants in the country who would live near the Belarusian-Latvian border.
Earlier, Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks called on the European Union (EU) to assist the Baltic states in resolving the migration crisis, in particular, through new sanctions against Belarus. He stressed that the Baltic republics were under pressure from the Belarusian authorities, directing the flows of illegal immigrants to the eastern borders of the EU.
The migration crisis on the borders of Belarus and the European Union began at the end of May. Large groups of illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East began to storm the borders of Lithuania, Poland and Latvia, hoping to obtain asylum in European countries.
Vilnius accused Minsk and personally the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko for what is happening. It is assumed that the Belarusian authorities use their national tour operator Tsentrkurort to transport migrants from Syria and Iraq to the EU borders and make money on this.