Belarus threatens to cut gas deliveries to EU if sanctioned over border crisis

Lukashenko responds to possible sanctions as thousands of migrants camp in freezing temperatures at Poland border

Alexander Lukashenko has threatened to cut deliveries of gas to Europe via a major pipeline as the Belarusian leader promised to retaliate against any new EU sanctions imposed in response to the crisis at the Poland-Belarus border.

Backed by the Kremlin, Lukashenko has struck a defiant note after inciting a migrant crisis at the border, where thousands of people, mainly from Middle Eastern countries, are camped out as temperatures plunge below freezing.

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