2021.11.22 15:46

Lithuania ‘thinking’ of taking Lukashenko to The Hague

LRT.lt2021.11.22 15:46

Lithuania is considering to sue Belarus' leader Alexander Lukashenko at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis has suggested.

Vilnius holds Lukashenko's regime responsible for the current migrant crisis on Belarus' border with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

“There are people and politicians in Lithuania really seriously thinking about exploring the possibility of legal action, international legal action, for the crimes against [...] people [who] are suffering because of the decisions made by a certain dictator,” Landsbergis is quoted by Politico on Monday. “We would think about the ICJ.”

“I don’t want to over promise anything [...]. But I think it’s needed,” he added.

The EU has accused Belarus of mounting a “hybrid attack” on the bloc by organising irregular migration and encouraging thousands of people to cross into Poland and Lithuania.

Read more: Migration crisis in Baltics and Poland

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