Russia and NATO weigh in as crisis mounts on Belarus-Poland border

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By Dmitry Antonov and Robin Emmott MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union accused Belarus on Wednesday of mounting a “hybrid attack” by pushing migrants across the border into Poland, paving the way for new sanctions against Minsk in a crisis that threatens to draw in Russia and NATO. Russia took the rare step of dispatching two nuclear-capable strategic bombers to patrol Belarusian airspace in a show of support for its close ally. NATO signalled its backing for member state Poland. Migrants from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa trapped in Belarus made multiple attempts to force…

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