Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Migrants and refugees caught up in Belarus-EU "hybrid warfare" are freezing to death in no man's land
CBS News reports that
"As you approach the Poland's border with Belarus, an automatically-generated text message pops up on your cell phone. It warns any refugees to turn around. `The Polish border is sealed. Belarussian authorities told you lies. Go back to Minsk!' reads the advisory, adding: `Don't take any pills from Belarusian soldiers.'"
In the last few months, more than 10,000 migrants have tried to cross from Belarus into Poland — an entry point to the European Union. The migrants are mainly from Iraq and Syria, but they also come from Africa and even as far away as Cuba. At least five of them have reportedly died in the last few weeks due to the conditions in the frozen swampland and forests between the two countries.