Belarus: Press remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell presenting the joint Communication on Belarus

23 Nov: Belarus: Press remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell presenting the joint Communication on Belarus

(Source: EEAS)

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[I hope that] technology will work and I can join this press conference.

As my colleague Vice-President Margaritis [Schinas] has already said, we adopted today a Joint Communication countering the hybrid attack by the Belarusian regime.

This is a state-orchestrated action. Cheating people and using them against the European borders, making them fall into a trap where these people are suffering. We have to defend the European borders, we have to cut the flow of people arriving to Belarus and from Belarus to the borders and we have to help them, because after all, they are human beings, they have their rights and they need to be helped from a humanitarian point of …