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Germany Accuses Belarus Government of Weaponizing Refugees

  • Interior Minister says flow of people is a ‘hybrid threat’
  • Rising number of illegal migrants are entering EU from Belarus
Germany Sees Growing Number Of Illegal Migrants Arriving At Polish Border
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Germany charged Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of using migrants as a “political weapon” to retaliate against European Union sanctions, according to Interior Minister Horst Seehofer.

A growing number of people are crossing from Belarus into Poland and heading to Germany, creating concerns about an uncontrolled influx of refugees. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration has charged Lukashenko’s regime of encouraging the flows.