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Baltic States Warn Of Military Clash Over Belarus' "Deliberate Escalation" Of Migrant

• by Tyler Durden

"Migrants stranded inside Belarus threw stones and branches at Polish border guards and used tree trunks to try to break down a barbed wire fence overnight in new attempts to force their way into the EU, Warsaw authorities said on Thursday," Reuters described of the scene near the northeast Polish village of Kuznica.

The situation is being considered urgent enough for the defense ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to come together and issue a joint statement condemning Belarus for using migrants as weapons. This after Polish officials charged Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko with sending Muslim migrants into the EU as a form of "hybrid attack" and as retaliation for Western sanctions.