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 migrants, many of them refugees, have travelled to Belarus in the hope of crossing into the European Union, only to find themselves trapped on the border.

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