Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania are in talks with Ukraine to close their borders with Belarus to block supplies that could go into Russia, Newsweek reported on Thursday.
Andrii Deshchytsia, Ukraine’s ambassador in Poland, said Ukrainian officials have held talks with the Polish government on the matter. “We are holding talks with the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure, with the Polish government, in order to completely close the border between Poland and Belarus – even if the decision is not taken at the level of the European Union,” he said.
Deshchytsia said the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia have also been involved in negotiations. Estonia doesn’t share a border with Belarus but does neighbor Russia. “We also appealed to these countries so that they simultaneously close their borders with Belarus and Russia,” he said.
“I think that if such a decision is made, it will not be necessary to wait for the decision of the European Union— we will completely block any supplies to Russia,” Deshchytsia added.
Since Russia used Belarus as a platform to launch part of its attack on Ukraine, the US and its European allies have been ramping up sanctions on Belarus. When asked about the potential plan to close the border, a spokesperson for Latvia’s Foreign Ministry told Newsweek, “Further sanctions and restrictive measures against Belarus are being considered.”
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko forged stronger ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the US and EU have rejected the results of Belarus’ 2020 presidential elections that gave him another term. The non-recognition of the election has come with sanctions and Western support for Lukashenko’s opposition, driving Belarus closer to Russia.
11 thoughts on “Eastern Europe Considers Iron Curtain With Belarus to Isolate Russia”
Its impossible to isolate Russia.
WTF…. As if the gnomes aren’t feckless enough now they will be more so later as their policies will end hurting them, more than their target.
They sold their souls to the western devils. The price they will have to pay. Fools.
Eastern Europe Considers Iron Curtain With Belarus to Isolate Eastern Europe
Very cute. It is a means to get Russia to react to a NATO country so that the West (US) will have direct involvement.
Or it could expose that the US will not go against the Russian military even if a NATO country is engaged with Russia. I suppose it matters which NATO country. Just my layman’s opinion. Remember that contracts don’t seem to mean that much to the US government, unless it’s to their advantage to enforce the contract.
To block supplies that could go to Russia? What supplies do they think Russia needs that they might be able to block?
People who think Russia can be coerced by isolation need a reality check. Of course, that might indicate that sincere negotiation is a better idea than unhinged hostility, and they don’t want that.
Let us see what Germany has to say about this. All rail traffic from China — crossing over Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus, enters EU at Polish border. The trains then run to Duisburg, a massive landport in Germany, directing containers all iver Europe, from Spain to Denmark.
This is aimed at Germany and China.
In the meantime, all these states — whether directlyy bordering Belarus or not — have today a LARGE traffic to that country, as prople rush to buy cheap food and gasoline.
Are they trying to avoid the pictures circulation, or enbarrasing interviews?
Run for your lives….the Lithuanian Lilliput empire is flexing it’s muscles
Who cares what three tiny states (compared to Belarus and Russia) do? And Ukraine won’t be in a position to do anything in a couple of months.
Let’s isolate the biggest country on planet Earth. (madness)
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