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Belarus: Lukashenko threatens to turn off the gas to western Europe as migrant crisis deepens

Threats from the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to interrupt the flow of Russian gas to Europe are the clearest indications yet that he has no plans to back down from the rapidly escalating confrontation between Belarus and the EU over the presence of growing numbers of asylum seekers on the border with Poland.

Global energy prices are at record high levels and expected to stay there.

  • Jennifer Mathers
  • The Conversation

So Lukashenko’s threat to disrupt gas supplies to Europe is one that EU leaders cannot afford to …

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