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Poland advises its citizens to leave Belarus

Polish citizens in Belarus should leave the country, Warsaw said on Monday, as relations between the two countries become increasingly tense in part due to the war in Ukraine. The advice follows a similar recommendation given in September to Poles in Russia, a close ally of Belarus. “We recommend that …

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Baghdad says almost 4,000 repatriated from Belarus borders

Iraq has repatriated almost 4,000 of its citizens stuck on the Belarus borders with European Union members Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia in recent weeks, Iraq’s foreign minister said Sunday. Since November 18, the Iraqi government has organized “10 flights from Baghdad to Belarus” to repatriate its citizens, Fuad Hussein told …

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Lithuania extends migrant detention limit to a year

Migrants who cross into Lithuania from Belarus can be detained for up to a year, the Lithuanian parliament decided on Thursday, increasing an initial six-month detention limit. Eighty-one lawmakers backed the lengthening of the six-month detention period, which was introduced in July as part of plans to hold large numbers …

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Lithuania to pay migrants to return home

Lithuania said Thursday it would offer migrants a greater cash incentive to return home, as the Baltic state struggles to repatriate thousands who crossed into the EU member from Belarus. Each migrant who voluntarily opts to go back to their country of origin will now receive 1,000 euros ($1,130) instead …

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Iraq repatriates 419 citizens from Belarus

More than 400 Iraqis boarded the repatriation flight heading to Baghdad this morning from Minsk, the Spokesperson to the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed al-Sahhaf, said on Saturday. Al-Sahhaf said in a statement he released earlier today that 419 Iraqis were voluntarily evacuated on this flight. So far, 2,722 …

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Nearly 2000 migrants return to Iraq from the Belarusian borders

The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed the latest developments in the file of Iraqi migrants stranded at the Belarusian border with the European Union countries on Friday. The Ministry’s Spokesperson, Ahmed Al-Sahaf, said in a press statement that the ministry “has been following the developments of the Iraqi migrant …

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