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 regime of waging a “hybrid attack” against the bloc by allowing people from the Middle East who are desperate to reach the EU to fly into Minsk then head for the Polish border.

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