“For almost two weeks, Shwan Kurd has been stuck in limbo. The 33-year-old from Iraq is one of thousands of migrants currently stranded at the Belarus-Poland border.
They have been caught up in a political tussle between the European Union and Belarus’s leader, Alexander Lukashenko. He has been accused of funnelling migrants through Belarus to destabilise EU nations in revenge for sanctions.” Poland-Belarus crisis: The lives caught in a stalemate.

+ Alexander Lukashenko (who’s been putting the dic into dictator since 1994): “We are heating Europe, and they are threatening us. And what if we halt natural gas supplies? Therefore, I would recommend the leadership of Poland, Lithuanians and other empty-headed people to think before speaking.”