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Polish PM: Putin the ‘mastermind’ of Belarus migrant crisis

A picture, taken on November 9, 2021, shows migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region. (Leonid Shcheglov/Belta/AFP)
A picture, taken on November 9, 2021, shows migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region. (Leonid Shcheglov/Belta/AFP)

WARSAW, Poland — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki accuses Russian leader Vladimir Putin of orchestrating an unprecedented wave of migrants trying to illegally enter Poland from Belarus and threatening to destabilize the European Union.

“This attack which [Belarus President Alexander] Lukashenko is conducting has its mastermind in Moscow, the mastermind is President Putin,” Morawiecki tells an emergency session of the Polish parliament.

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