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Filippa Eilhart

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  1. I've had my flight cancelled while in terminal a couple times. The first time they led us out of the terminal, said the tickets gates are closed and left us to find our own accomodation in London on New Year's Eve eve. It took us hours to manage to get in touch with BA customer service and get our flight rebooked. The second time the flight was rebooked auomatically but the rest was the same (except we were stuck between border control and terminal so we needed a special manager sign off to be let out). I thought it was a usual practice to remove people with cancelled flights from terminal.

  2. 42 minutes ago, broken one said:

    Various sanctions are imposed, but wares from western Europe are still transported to Belarus and Russia. Border pass in Koroszczyn (polish-belarusian border) is now blocked by a group of Ukrainians and Poles. Queue of trucks is 10 kilometers long.

    yes, people seem to be surprised that sanctions is not the same thing as stopping trade.

  3. 19 minutes ago, IheartIheartTesla said:

    Ukrainians seem to think Belarus will invade Ukraine tonight (9 PM local time), post Lukashenko-Putin meeting. Coupled with the chemical/biological false flags the Russians are planting everywhere including the UN, its probably 'kitchen sink' time for the invasion.

    I admit my military knowledge consists of reading news articles for the past 2 weeks but doesn’t it seem like a totally dumb move on the part of Lukashenko?

  4. 19 minutes ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

    I’m hearing talk of dropping the boom Economically on Belarus.  Is there any reason not to drop the boom on Belarus given Lukashenko’s relationship with Putin and the fact that Russian troops attacked out of Belarus?

    Is Belarus being outside the sanctions regime giving Putin a lifeline?

    not sure what “dropping the boom” means but the EU introduced new sanctions against Belarus today.

  5. re: treatment of foreign nationals, there is a lot of confusion.

    1) people don't know how borders work. You need to first be processed by Ukrainian guards and only then by Polish guards. While Poland was letting everyone in, Ukraine wasn't letting everyone out. I've seen conflicting info from them wanting to process Ukrainians first, to not letting out men of any nationality (some white Luxembourgers had trouble getting out because they were men under 60), to there being specific border crossings devoted to processing foreign nationals because they would be able to get consular help after crossing, as opposed to just crossing randomly and getting no help.

    2) obviously, people are racist. While there are thousands of people in Poland willing to help Ukrainians, they're not as willing to help people who aren't white. This is partly due to years of anti-immigrant propaganda, exacerbated by months of the Belarusian border crisis. People arrive at the border willing to transport "mothers with children" anywhere in Poland, but when they see the person needing help is Black/brown, they turn back. I do want to stress there has been very immediate response from charity organisations and non-racist volunteers who set up to specifically help POCs. At the same time, the Polish far-right is engaging in their own propaganda, sending neo-nazi  groups to Przemyśl and the border to "protect" the local population. Yesterday, some non-white members of a German charity helping refugees got attacked by a group of white men.

    3) Embassies of the foreign nationals are reacting to problems but with hundreds of thousands crossing the borders each day there is obvious chaos.

  6. 2 minutes ago, A wilding said:

    Sure, the UK failed utterly in (and arguably completely betrayed or forget) its declared war aim of liberating Poland

    But nonetheless they reacted strongly to Hitler's invasion. And it did not end well for Hitler.

    also didn't end well for 20% of the Polish population who died in the war.

    Anyway, it helps explain why a lot of Poles are not sure Nato will be much of a help if Putin decides to attack.

  7. 15 hours ago, Relic said:

    My friend in Poland just told me that she's getting texts from some sort of emergency system stating that there is no gas in gas stations and no cash in ATMs. Seems like many people there think Putin won't stop once he gets Kiev. 

    btw I'm just reading those are fakes.



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