The sanctions are expected to be approved by EU leaders in the coming days.
The Nasha Niva had celebrated its 115th anniversary before the Belarusian Ministry of Information banned the newspaper on Tuesday.
An unborn Iraqi child was buried in Poland's largest cemetery Tuesday, the latest in the unknown death toll of the migrant crisis along the border.
"These signals do not prove a change or a backing away from the strategic plans of the Lukashenko regime," the spokesman for Poland's security services said.
Dr. Arsalan Azzaddin has treated migrants from the Belarus-Poland border suffering from hypothermia, pneumonia, broken bones and severe dehydration.
Poland's Border Guard spokeswoman Anna Michalska said there were over 300 attempts made by migrants to cross the border Sunday. All were stopped or sent back.
"As if the collective West had no role to play in this, and everything was done by other people who are not connected with 'their' countries," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.
In response to the recent migrant buildup in Belarus, Ukraine will build a fence along its borders with Belarus and Russia to keep migrants out.
Belarusian authorities said that as many as 7,000 migrants remain in the country after more than a week of tensions between it, the migrants and Poland.
The migrants are caught between Belarus, an ally of neighboring Russia on its eastern border; and Poland to the west, a member of EU and NATO.
A day before being forced to leave the border camp, migrants were seen throwing rocks at Polish forces who used water cannons and tear gas on the migrants.
The campaign, known as Ghostwriter, attempts to instill conflict in the intergovernmental military group, obtain confidential information and spy on dissidents.
About 100 migrants attacked Polish soldiers at the border with weapons supplied by Belarusian soldiers. Polish forces retaliated with water cannons.
"They don't care if you live or die," one migrant told Al Jazeera about the Belarusian border guards. "They have no empathy."
EU officials announced it would put sanctions on airlines, travel agents and others accused of helping bring migrants to Belarus' borders with its countries.
Poland has urged NATO to step up as a border wall with Belarus begins construction to prevent illegal migrant crossings. Follow Newsweek's liveblog for all the latest.
"For better for worse, these types of crises tend to influence the outcomes of elections across the European Union," Erol Yayboke told Newsweek.
The price to fly to Belarus and stay five nights at a hotel is now $4,000 per person.
The Turkish Civil Aviation Authority has stopped selling plane tickets for Iraqis, Syrians and Yemenis to Minsk, a popular illegal EU entry point.
EU leaders are accusing Belarus and Moscow of weaponizing migrant flows as a diplomatic standoff spirals into a humanitarian crisis.
Migrants have been gathering along Belarus' shared borders with European Union countries, which some say is a retaliatory move against EU sanctions on Belarus.
The announcement came from European Council President Charles Michel during a visit to Warsaw, Poland.
"I don't think I have committed some kind of a crime," says Evan Neumann, who is charged with assaulting a police officer and obstruction of justice.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has encouraged migrants to illegally enter bordering European Union nations.
Officials said the Belarus government is "using them [migrants] to escalate the border crisis and provoke Poland."
Poland said its territory was recently intruded by "uniformed individuals armed with long guns" from neighboring Belarus.
The move comes as Belarusian authorities face criticism for what's been called an excessive crackdown on protests over the country's 2020 presidential election.
"If we want to avoid the worst, that is war, we have to act according to the old rule: 'If you want peace, prepare for war,'" Jaroslaw Kaczynski said.
"If you see that a patient is getting better and no longer needs intravenous injections and other things, just send him home," Lukashenko said.