What’s happening at the Belarus-Poland border and why?

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Thousands of migrants have flocked to Belarus’ border with Poland, hoping to get to Western Europe, and many of them are now stranded at the frontier, setting up makeshift camps as Polish security forces watch them from behind a razor-wire fence and prevent them from entering the country. So what is behind the crisis? How have different countries responded? and what is likely to happen next? Belarus was rocked by months of massive protests following the August 2020 election that gaveauthoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko a sixth term in office. The opposition and the West rejected the re…

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