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Belarus Brings Some Migrants At Polish Border In From Cold

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Migrants children stand in front of a barbed wire fence and Polish servicemen at the checkpoint "Kuznitsa" at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. A Polish government official says migrants camped on the Belarusian side of Poland's eastern border are being taken away by bus, in a sign a tense standoff could be easing. Poland's Border Guard posted on Twitter a video showing migrants with bags and backpacks being directed by Belarus forces away from the border. (Maxim Guchek/BelTA via AP)

(AP) — Officials say groups of migrants who were camped in the cold on the Poland-Belarus border have been moved to a nearby warehouse in Belarusian territory, with some of them reported to still harbor hopes of entering the European Union.

The move followed a melee on Tuesday with migrants throwing stones at the Polish forces massed on their side of the razor-wire fence, injuring 12, and the troops responding with water cannons and tear gas. Warsaw accused Belarusian forces of instigating the conflict, while the government in Minsk denounced Poland’s “violent actions.”

Poland’s Border Guard tweeted a video showing migrants with bags and backpacks being directed by Belarus forces away from the border.

 

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