Poland reports violent clashes overnight as migrants attempt new border breach

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Reuters

By Joanna Plucinska and Andrius Sytas WARSAW, Poland (Reuters) – Migrants stranded inside Belarus threw rocks and branches at Polish border guards and used logs to try to break down a razor wire fence overnight in new attempts to force their way into the European Union, the authorities in Warsaw said on Thursday. The EU on Wednesday accused Belarus of mounting a “hybrid attack” on the bloc by encouraging thousands of migrants fleeing poverty and war-torn areas to try to cross into Poland, and is gearing up to impose new sanctions on Minsk. The crisis has sparked a new confrontation between the…

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