Belarus Is Accused of Instigating a Border Standoff With Poland
Belarus’ actions in the rising migrant crisis on its border with Poland have been denounced by Western members of the UN Security Council.
They accused Belarus of manipulating the migrants to destabilize the European Union’s eastern border in a harsh statement. Belarus’ primary partner, Russia, has denied the allegations. If fresh sanctions are applied, Belarus’ autocratic leader has vowed to cut off the gas supply to Europe.
Thousands of migrants, largely from Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, have set up camp near the Polish border, braving the cold in the hopes of entering the EU. There are mostly young men among the migrants, although there are also women and children.
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