Lithuania Protested to Belarus Over Violations at the Border
According to the ministry, on Monday, October 18, in the Varensky border district, the Belarusian military illegally crossed the border line and penetrated several meters deep into the territory of Lithuania. In connection with the incident, Vilnius protested and asked the Belarusian side to immediately provide explanations for the actions of the border guard, as well as to take measures to suppress such violations.
In addition, the Foreign Ministry condemned the efforts of the Belarusian authorities to aggravate the migration crisis in the countries of the European Union (EU) and the ongoing repression of civil society.
The migration crisis on the borders of Belarus and the European Union began at the end of May. Large groups of illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East began to storm the borders of Lithuania, Poland and Latvia in the hope of obtaining asylum in the European Union.
In this situation, the EU blamed Minsk and personally the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. It is assumed that the Belarusian authorities use their national tour operator Tsentrkurort to transport migrants to the EU borders and make money on it.