Standoff at the Belarus border

Migrants set up a camp at the Kuznica-Bruzgi border post on the Belarusian-Polish border on November 15, 2021 [Leonid Shcheglov/AFP]

People seeking to migrate through Belarus and Poland are stuck at the border, and neither country wants them. European Union officials have called it the “weaponisation of migrants” by Belarus, but for the people at the border, the geopolitical dispute is about to get worse – winter is coming. Why has this group of migrants become the centre of a standoff and what will happen as temperatures drop?

In this episode: 

  • Anna Alboth, Minority Rights Group International (@MinorityRights)
  • Aryan, a migrant in Belarus
  • Hanna Liubakova (@HannaLiubakova), journalist and non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council
  • Joanna Hosa (@joannahosa), European Council on Foreign Relations

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Source: Al Jazeera