In the first of a series looking at minority groups living in Poland, TFN met award-winning psychologist Albina Stroganova who, after being put under surveillance by the Belarusian secret police for her opposition to the country’s president Alexander Lukashenko, decided to flee to a new life in Poland.
After fleeing Belarus to escape arrest and worse, MA student Angelina Bets, psychologist Albina Stroganova and entrepreneur Stanislau Stesik tell TFN how they have rebuilt their lives in Poland
The actions of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko are a deliberate plan to destabilise Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and ultimately the whole European Union, Poland's spokesman for the special services coordinator, has said.
Iryna Slaunikava, a representative of the Belarusian Belsat television funded by the Polish government, has been arrested at the Minsk airport, human rights activists have reported.
Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski has said in an interview with the Sieci weekly that Russian President Vladimir Putin is in league with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, and the migration situation at that country's border with Poland.
Polish President Andrzej Duda at a UN General Assembly session on Tuesday accused Belarus of staging a hybrid attack against Poland and the Baltic states.
The Sejm (lower house) has not annulled the president's ordinance introducing a state of emergency in areas close to the country’s Belarusian border owing to an alleged attempt by Belarus to destabilise Poland by pushing migrants across the border.
Poland's prime minister appealed on Monday for cross-party support for a state of emergency on the country's border with Belarus.
In this episode of The Debrief, we talk to two editors who have published a book which shows the human impact of what is going on in Poland’s eastern neighbour of Belarus.
The European Commission believes the situation that has trapped migrants on the Belarusian side of the Poland-Belarus border results from the aggressive policy adopted by the Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, against Poland.