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EU decided to impose sanctions on Belarus over border crisis

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Many immigrants are still waiting at the Poland-Belarus border. Poland has taken a tough stance to prevent the entry of illegal immigrants. The European Union (EU) has blamed Belarus for creating the crisis. The organization is preparing to impose a new ban.

Joseph Borrell, the EU's top diplomat, said the fifth package of sanctions was being prepared with the consent of the foreign ministers of the EU member states and would be finalized in the future.

The European Union (EU) says it wants to take advantage of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's entry into the country to seek revenge. However, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko denied the allegations.

Meanwhile, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia say many immigrants have tried to enter their country in the past few months. Many immigrants are coming from the Middle East and Asia.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday, November 15 local time to resolve the crisis.

On the same issue, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Emmanuel Macron of France. However, the Polish government has blamed the Russian president for the crisis.

The Polish prime minister has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of having close ties with Belarusian authorities.

Accusing Belarus of pushing immigrants to the border, he said Moscow was the mastermind of the crisis.

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