EU aims to hit travel agents in Belarus with sanctions, Borrell says

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  • Monday, 15 Nov 2021

A view shows a migrants' makeshift camp on the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region, Belarus November 14, 2021. Picture taken November 14, 2021. Oksana Manchuk/BelTA/Handout via REUTERS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union hopes to extend its sanctions to include airlines, travel agents and other people involved in transporting migrants to Belarus, the bloc's top diplomat told reporters on Monday.

Arriving at an EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Borrell said he had told the Belarusian foreign minister over the weekend that the situation at the border to the EU was completely unacceptable and that humanitarian help was needed.

(Reporting by Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold)

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