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Russia moves troops to Belarus for joint exercises near Ukraine border
Move likely to stoke invasion fears as war games also planned near borders of Nato members Poland and Lithuania

Andrew Roth Moscow correspondent

17, Jan, 2022 @6:16 PM

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Trapped at Europe’s door: inside Belarus’s makeshift asylum dormitory
About 1,000 people, mostly Kurds, are waiting at a converted customs centre in Bruzgi for the chance to cross into EU

Lorenzo Tondo in Bruzgi, Belarus

30, Dec, 2021 @1:36 PM

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Polish court revives ‘highly flawed’ hydroelectric dam plan for Vistula River
Despite warnings that it would devastate rare wildlife habitats, the controversial project is back on the table

Phoebe Weston

28, Dec, 2021 @6:30 AM

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The Guardian view on compassion for the stranger: not found in Fortress Europe | Editorial
Editorial: The moral insight that informed the Geneva convention on refugees is weakening in our own times. That must change


26, Dec, 2021 @6:30 PM

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‘My grandmother hid Jewish children’: Poland’s underground refugee network
As thousands attempt to cross the Belarus-Poland border seeking asylum in Europe, local activists are trying to help

Lorenzo Tondo in Hajnówka and Narewka; photographs by Alessio Mamo

24, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How border walls are triggering ecological disaster | George Monbiot
Like humanity, wildlife knows no boundaries. Stopping people moving also carves up habitats, driving species to extinction, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

15, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Helping refugees starving in Poland’s icy border forests is illegal – but it’s not the real crime | Anna Alboth
The asylum seekers on the Poland-Belarus border are not aggressors: they are desperate pawns in a disgusting political struggle

Anna Alboth

08, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Fortress Europe: the millions spent on military-grade tech to deter refugees
We map out the rising number of high-tech surveillance and deterrent systems facing asylum seekers along EU borders

Kaamil Ahmed and Lorenzo Tondo

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘We are in limbo’: banned Belarus theatre troupe forced into exile
Members of Belarus Free Theatre say authorities ‘are more scared of artists than of political statements’

Harriet Sherwood and Andrew Roth in Moscow

06, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Belarus vows tough response to new sanctions from west
Foreign ministry says US, UK and others trying to ‘economically strangle’ Belarus

Andrew Roth in Moscow

03, Dec, 2021 @2:45 PM

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EU executive: let Belarus border nations detain asylum seekers for 16 weeks
Rights group criticise EU Commission over proposals for emergency measure to tackle crisis

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

01, Dec, 2021 @6:34 PM

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Channel drownings unlikely to slow exodus from Iraqi Kurdistan
As officials grapple with crisis, even more Kurds are preparing to make dangerous journey to Europe

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent and Nechirvan Mando

26, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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