Poland warns of months-long crisis as Belarus takes migrants away from border camp

Poland warns of months-long crisis as Belarus takes migrants away from border camp


Poland warned on Wednesday that the crisis along the border with Belarus could last for months or even years — even as some of the several thousand migrants stranded on the European Union’s eastern frontier were removed by bus in a possible de-escalation.

Tensions spiked Tuesday when Polish forces fired tear gas and used water cannons on small groups of migrants who hurled stones at them across the barbed-wire border fence.

Nine officers, a border guard and a soldier were reportedly hurt in the clashes during the migration and political border crisis in which the lives of thousands of migrants are at stake.

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“We have to be prepared that this situation on the Belarusian border won’t settle swiftly, we have to be prepared for

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