Polish president declares ‘state of emergency’ at Belarus border amid migration row
26 September 2021 | 3:17 pm
Polish officials cited a "difficult and dangerous" situation on the border with Belarus. Tension has grown in recent weeks over groups of migrants attempting to cross into the EU.
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