Lithuania and Poland call on the European Union to reconsider the migration policy due to illegal immigrants from Belarus to Lithuania. Such a decision was made at a meeting in Warsaw between Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Lithuanian Television reports.
The governments of both countries believe that measures at the national level are not enough to combat illegal migration across the border with Belarus, therefore, decisions are needed at the level of the European Union.
Countries want clear and effective measures and laws from the EU to resolve this issue.
"Poland and Lithuania emphasize the need to adapt EU legislation and create the legal prerequisites for EU Member States to respond appropriately to the deliberate instrumentalization of illegal migration by third countries and apply effective, well-defined measures that would enable Member States to act quickly and protect both national and European security," the statement reads.
Earlier, Alexander Lukashenko called the Polish city of Bialystok and the Lithuanian capital Vilnius Belarusian lands.
Lukashenko said that he does not recall the historical truth as a reproach to someone. He believes that the neighbors are "given from God." And Belarusians strive for peace and friendship with neighboring states.