From Radio Poland and the Polish News Agency. The article also includes a reiteration of condemnations of Belarus and Russia by the U.S.-EU-NATO triad. By way of reminder, American B-1B and Russian Tu-160 nuclear-capable bombers are in the area, with U.S. B-2s and B-52s also frequently deployed along NATO’s self-defined eastern flank from the Baltic to the Black Sea.
The US President Joe Biden on Friday said that the situation on the border between Poland and Belarus was “of great concern,” as the migrant crisis continued.
America’s leader made the comment in response to a question from a Polish radio station, RMF FM, as he prepared to board the Marine One presidential helicopter on the way to his Camp David retreat…
“I think it (the border situation) is of great concern,” Biden said.
“We’ve communicated our concern to Russia,” he added, “and we’ve communicated our concern to Belarus.”
It’s the first time he has spoken publicly about the migrant crisis, having discussed the issue on Wednesday with the European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen.
Meanwhile, on Friday America’s top diplomat Antony Blinken said the US were considering “various measures” with regard to Belarus. Also on Friday, Bob Menendez, the chair of the US Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations, called Minsk’s policy “a grotesque hybrid attack” and encouraged Biden to widen the sanctions.