Belarus says it does not want confrontation, wants EU to take migrants

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MOSCOW/WARSAW (Reuters) -Belarus does not want confrontation with Poland but wants the European Union to take in 2,000 migrants stranded on its border, President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday, after Warsaw warned that tensions over the trapped people could flare up. The EU accuses Belarus of flying in thousands of people from the Middle East and pushing them to cross into the EU via Poland, Lithuania and Latvia in response to European sanctions. Minsk denies fomenting the crisis. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned on Sunday that the migrant crisis on the Belarus border may b…

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