EU agrees new sanctions against Belarus over border crisis

Sanctions to target ‘people, airlines, travel agencies and everyone involved in this illegal push of migrants’ The European Union has agreed on new sanctions against Belarus targeting “everyone involved” in facilitating the transport of people to Belarus’s border with Poland, where thousands are stuck in makeshift camps in freezing weather. The EU accuses Alexander Lukashenko’s […]

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Group of 50 people break through Belarus border, Polish police say

Poland says all caught after incident on Saturday, as EU prepares to widen sanctions on Lukashenko regime A group of about 50 people broke through defences on Poland’s border with Belarus on Saturday and entered near the village of Starzyna, Polish police have said, as the situation on the frontier becomes increasingly tense. Thousands of […]

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Syrian man found dead on Polish side of border with Belarus

Polish police say cause of death not determined after body was discovered on Friday in woods near village of Wolka Terechowska The body of a young Syrian man has been found in a wooded area of Poland near the border with Belarus, the latest victim in a political standoff at the European Union’s eastern edge. […]

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Team of 10 UK soldiers sent to Poland to assist on Belarus border

MoD says small team of military personnel deployed after agreement with Polish government Britain has sent a team of about 10 soldiers to Poland to help Warsaw strengthen its border with Belarus, where groups of migrants have been stranded attempting to cross into the EU. The troops arrived on Thursday and are expected to spend […]

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Far right leads Warsaw march of ‘patriots’ as Polish border crisis simmers

Thousands attend independence day rallies while troops block people trying to cross frontier from Belarus Thousands have marched in Warsaw to mark Poland’s Independence Day, led by far-right groups calling for strong borders, while its troops blocked hundreds of new attempts by people to enter the country from neighbouring Belarus in a tense political standoff. […]

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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 […]

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Poland-Belarus crisis volunteers: ‘Border police can be very aggressive’

Grupa Granica strives to bring supplies to stranded migrants and help them deal with border officers The call came in at about 1.30pm in the afternoon. A group of 15 people, all Iraqi Kurds, had been found in the woods of Narewka after managing to cross the border from Belarus into Poland. One woman could […]

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Ryanair lanza muchas nuevas rutas por Europa

Nuevas rutas: Estocolmo Arlanda - Brindisi Estocolmo Arlanda - Beziers Estocolmo Arlanda - Corfú Estocolmo Arlanda - Chania Estocolmo Arlanda - Roma Estocolmo Arlanda - Lulea Estocolmo Arlanda...

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Polish PM blames Vladimir Putin for Belarus border crisis

Mateusz Morawiecki says Russian president is mastermind behind flow of migrants towards EU borders Poland’s prime minister has accused Vladimir Putin of “masterminding” the migrant crisis on Belarus’s border with the EU, while Minsk’s key ally in the Kremlin pointed the blame at Europe. The escalating rhetoric, including claims from the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, […]

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The Guardian view on Belarus and migrants: exploiting the vulnerable | Editorial

Alexander Lukashenko is to blame for the plight of people trapped on the border with Poland – but he isn’t the only one It is no surprise that a man who treats his own citizens so brutally should use others ruthlessly. Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, has jailed opposition leaders and arrested tens of […]

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