EU member state Poland sees the migration crisis on its border with Belarus as the most "serious attempt in 30 years to destabilise Europe". Poland's Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, stated this online on Twitter. He said Poland will do everything "to defend the borders of the EU".
Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers, mostly from the Middle East, have tried to travel to the European Union via Belarus in recent months. They are stopped at the Polish-Belarusian border. Poland accuses the regime of the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, of deliberately bringing migrants and asylum seekers to the border.
The Prime Minister argues that there is no question that this a "normal" migration crisis. He accuses Lukashenko of waging a "hybrid war" against the EU. "The aim is to destabilise the situation in Europe, for the first time since the end of the Cold War".