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Lithuanian Interior Ministry appeals to Prosecutor General's Office due to influx of illegal migrants from Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Since the beginning of the year, 392 third-country nationals who illegally crossed the Lithuanian state border with Belarus have been detained
12:30, 17 June 2021

The Lithuanian Minister of the Interior Agnė Bilotaitė
Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania

The Lithuanian Minister of the Interior Agnė Bilotaitė applied to the Prosecutor General's Office regarding the organization of illegal cross-border transportation of people. The press center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports this.

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"For several weeks now, immigrants from third countries have been crossing the border illegally, and we are seeing signs that this can be done in an organized way. We cannot tolerate such things, therefore I applied to the Prosecutor General's Office to start an investigation, ”says the Minister of the Interior Agnė Bilotaitė.

The department clarified that 392 third-country nationals who illegally crossed the Lithuanian state border with Belarus have been detained since the beginning of the year. This year from June 1 until June 16, 204 migrants crossed the border illegally. Enhanced border protection with Belarus is already underway, and other state institutions and services are being mobilized and involved.

Related: Ukraine's State Border Guard not to limit land traffic on border with Belarus

As a reminder, Illegal migration from Belarus to Lithuania has doubled and Belarusian border guards are trying to hide the fact. It was reported that Belarusian border guards do not react to our incidents - when they are presented with strong evidence and arguments in connection with the violation of the border, they do not admit the violation.

Related: Ukraine warns of increased inflow of citizens across land border with Belarus

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