– We consider this operation a hybrid aggression against not only Lithuania, but the entire European Union – this is what Ingrida Simonet, the head of the Lithuanian government, spoke about illegal immigration from Belarus on Wednesday.
Lithuania wants to build a fence on the border with Belarus
The Prime Minister announced that an additional barrier was needed to protect the Lithuanian border. It will not be, as Simonyte has pointed out, a metal wall or fender, but the accordion fender he uses army. to the border with Biorosian ± Soldiers will also be sent.
Lithuanian rz ± d It is believed that the Belarusian authorities are actively working to support the influx of immigrants from Belarus, which is expected to destabilize the situation in Lithuania. Reuters quoted Simonetti as saying that people who cross the border often come from Iraq.
Zbigniew Rao: The situation is very serious
Poland’s Foreign Minister, Zbigniew Rau, addressed the issue on Wednesday. According to him, the scale of the phenomenon is a problem not only for Lithuania, but also for the entire European Union. “The situation is very dangerous, and a dangerous situation requires serious reactions, and serious reactions require serious thinking and serious consultations,” emphasized Zbigniew Rao. As he explained, most likely according to Polish and Lithuanian arrangements, immigrants from the Middle East are encouraged to come to Belarus, and then their safe arrival at and crossing the Belarusian-Lithuanian border is facilitated.
When Minister Rau was asked about possible Polish support, he explained that it was possible, but at first a request was needed from the Lithuanian side. – Certainly, this is the role of good neighbors and friends, partners in both NATO and, of course, in the European Union – answered the head MSZ.
Just this year, about 1,300 people, roughly a dozen or so people, moved illegally from Belarus to Lithuania. times More than the whole last year. On Tuesday, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, announced Lithuania’s support for the migration crisis. He announced that he will speak with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi on the matter next week.