Latvia Pushing Back Migrants at Tense Belarus Border

A Latvian border guard looks at detained migrants, who have crossed the Belarus-Latvia border, next to the border area near Vorzova, Latvia August 11, 2021. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Latvian border guards turned back dozens of migrants into Belarus overnight under a new state of emergency designed to stem a flow of arrivals the European Union says is orchestrated by Minsk.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Additional reporting by Gwladys Fouche in Oslo and Natalia Zinets in Kyiv; Editing by John Chalmers, Mark Heinrich and Jon Boyle