Anti-refugee rhetoric is a useful distraction from government corruption and incompetence.
The recent regional elections were billed as a test for the beginning of the end of a years-long political stalemate.
A group of 118 migrants have left the country a day earlier and more will depart on Tuesday, according to Belarus's interior ministry.
Police and protesters clashed in the Belgian capital Brussels, several Dutch and Austrian cities, and in the French Caribbean territory Guadaloupe.
Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki claims that "today the target is Poland, but tomorrow it will be Germany, Belgium, France or Spain" as he prepared to meet with EU leaders to discuss the crisis.
Although there are fewer migrants camping along the Belarus side of the EU's eastern border, Polish border guards say attempts at illegally crossing into the bloc are becoming more aggressive.
Speaking during a presser with Spanish PM Sanchez, Turkey's President Erdogan also said Ankara hopes to increase defence cooperation with NATO ally Spain.
Poland's Defence Ministry said its soldiers and other border forces were attacked with stones and other objects and that Belarusian forces tried to destroy fencing along the common border.
European Union foreign ministers agreed on the fifth set of sanctions against Lukashenko’s govt since 2020, adding airlines, travel agents and others accused of helping bring refugees to Minsk.
Some 6.7 million eligible voters hope that after inconclusive general elections in April and July, the third attempt to elect 240 lawmakers will result in a government to lead the European Union’s poorest member out of health and economic crises.
Turkey's decision follows diplomatic talks with Polish and European officials on illegal migrant trafficking.
European governments accuse the Minsk government of luring refugees from the Middle East to Belarus to send them across the border to the European Union soil in retaliation for sanctions.
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