Poland border crisis: ‘The risk of escalation is high’ says deputy foreign minister – BBC Newsnight

The European Union is to step up sanctions against Belarus in response to an escalating migrant crisis on the border with Poland. Emily Maitlis speaks to Polish deputy foreign minister Marcin Przydacz. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Belarus is accused of pushing migrants towards its border with Poland to undermine security, a charge it denies. On Monday, hundreds of migrants were blocked at a crossing by Polish troops. A video filmed at the border by the BBC showed migrants sitting down on a road in front of barbed wire and Polish forces in a tense stand-off. Those migrants came from a large makeshift camp at the Kuznica crossing, where thousands have settled in tents just inside Belarus. Newsnight’s diplomatic editor Mark Urban reports and Emily Maitlis is joined by Polish deputy foreign minister Marcin Przydacz #Newsnight #BBCNews #BBC Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight
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