Belarus' interior ministry: 118 refugees left Belarus on their own on 22 November

11:57, 23 November

A total of 118 refugees left Belarus on 22 November on their own, Police Colonel Aleksei Begun, Head of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry, told reporters in Minsk on 23 November, BelTA has learned.

"Every day, we draw up paperwork for the people who apply to the competent authorities of Belarus with repatriation requests. Yesterday alone, 118 people flew out from Minsk National Airport. They left on their own. In other words, the internal affairs bodies and the border service assisted them with the paperwork and with the crossing of the state border," Aleksei Begun noted.

According to him, such work is carried out on a daily basis. “Today another group of foreign citizens is getting prepared to leave Belarus and go home. They have already passed all customs and border procedures at Minsk National Airport. A number of embassies, including Iraq, Syria, organize so-called evacuation flights, which offer their citizens, who have found themselves in a difficult situation, to return home,” the head of the department said.

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