Polish water cannons are being deployed because, here, on the Belarusian side of the border, migrants started throwing stones, bricks and branches at the Polish forces. It’s a scene of chaos that continues. It feels a lot like a pre-planned provocation. It seems that a decision has been made on this side of the border to try to get a response from Poland and the EU. This image is largely what Alexander Lukashenko wants to convey to the world. Belarus has been trying to portray Europe as indifferent and merciless, even inhumane. And certainly Belarus will use this to portray that image of Europe to the world.