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Migrants in Belarus torn between hope and resignation

By DW
29 November 2021   |   11:00 am
As temperatures across Europe plummet, thousands of migrants are still stuck in Belarus, hoping to find a route into the European Union — although Brussels insists the bloc will not accept them. DW's Nick Connolly met some of them in Minsk.

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