Water cannon used on migrants at Poland border

Footage shared by the Belarusian Telegraph Agency showed an escalation at the border as thousands of migrants have gathered on the Belarusian side in the last week.

Poland has deployed thousands of additional troops to re-enforce the border protection.

The European Union has agreed to step up sanctions against Belarus over the migrants now stranded in freezing forests on its borders with the EU.

Belarus, a close Russian ally, said assertions it had fuelled the crisis were "absurd".

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