Poland Slams Belarus, Sends Extra Troops To Border

Poland Slams Belarus, Sends Extra Troops To Border

Andrew H. Sweet

Polish officials said Sunday the bodies of three men, believed to be Iraqi nationals, were found on the Polish side of the border while Belarusian authorities announced an Iraqi woman was found within a meter of the border.

Poland and Lithuania have said the border incidents are part of an "attack" by the regime of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk with the sole purpose of destabilizing the EU.

The West believes Belarus' actions are an act of revenge for the sanctions imposed on Minsk. The sanctions were a response to Lukashenko's continued oppression of political opposition to his near three decades of rule.

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