Migrant crisis: Calais migrants from Belarus say they were 'guided' over Polish border

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Published on 19 Nov 2021, 22:00
‘WEAPONISED’ by Europe’s last dictator on the migrant trail from Belarus, Sandar Ahmed has finally reached the shores of the English Channel.

An unwitting pawn in a deadly game of geopolitics, the Iraqi was lured to the Eastern European nation on a tourist visa before being pushed across the EU’s border as part of a sinister ‘hybrid war’.

Now hoping to stow away on a lorry to Britain, Sandar, 32, told me: “Belorusian soldiers guided us across the border into Poland - but they were using us as political weapons.”

A pitiful human chess piece played by despot Alexander Lukashenko, Sandar fled violence in Iraq where, despite being a business graduate, he was unable to find a job.

Speaking after the sprawling Grande-Synthe migrant camp where he was living was raided by French cops, he revealed: “I arrived in Belarus legally on a tourist visa.

“Myself and other migrants were then taken to the border by minibus and shown where to wade across the Bug river into Poland.

“We were helped by Belorusian police and military. They stole money and mobile phones from some people.”

In a fresh headache for the Home Secretary Priti Patel, Sandar was far from the only migrant on the French coast who arrived via Belarus.

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