Lukashenko says Belarus working to return migrants home

Belarus is willing to repatriate the several thousand migrants that have amassed on the country's border with EU member Poland, President Alexander Lukashenko says. Thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East, have been trying to cross from Belarus into Poland for months but tensions soared last week as coordinated efforts to cross were rebuffed by Polish border guards. Brussels accuses Belarus of luring the migrants to the ex-Soviet country and sending them on to the European Union as retribution for sanctions.

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