Video shows migrants at snowy Poland border

The Polish border guard said that on Wednesday (December 1), 58 attempts to cross the border were made.

In the month of November, the Polish border guard reported 8900 attempts to cross the border.

Alexander Lukashenko, who denies the allegation that he fomented the crisis, has pressured the EU to accept some migrants while Belarus repatriates others, a demand the bloc has so far flatly rejected.

The crisis on the Belarusian border, involving thousands of migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere all hoping to get into the European Union, has dragged on for months.

Poland and the EU accuse Lukashenko of encouraging the migrants to travel to Belarus and cross the border illegally as revenge for sanctions imposed on Minsk over human rights abuses.

Belarus denies the charge and says the EU is to blame for the humanitarian crisis on the border.

Humanitarian agencies say as many as 13 migrants have died at the border, where many have suffered in a cold, damp forest with little food or water as winter sets in.

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