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2021.09.03 09:48

Lithuania denies entry to 2,000 irregular migrants in one month

LRT.lt2021.09.03 09:48

Since August 2, Lithuania has pushed back over 2,000 irregular migrants attempting to enter the country from Belarus, the State Border Guard Service (VSAT) said on Friday.

“The border guards [...] did not allow over 2,000 migrants to enter illegally [from] Belarus,” the border guards said.

September 2 marked one month since the Interior Ministry declared an emergency situation in the border areas due to the “mass influx of foreigners”.

Lithuanian authorities say the Belarusian regime is complicit in facilitating irregular migration. Over 4,100 undocumented migrants, mostly from Iraq, have entered Lithuania in the past several months.

The flows have decreased considerably since the border guards, the armed forces, and other authorities working on the border were given the right to push the migrants back to Belarus.

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