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Lithuania, 450 more guards at the border with Belarus

Within the next two years

05 November, 18:33

(ANSA) - VILNIUS, 05 NOV - The number of agents engaged in the border control service between Lithuania and Belarus is expected to increase by around 450 over the next two years. The commander of the Baltic country's Border Guard, Rustam Liubayev, annouced.
    Since 2021, the border between the two countries has repeatedly been the target of illegal immigration flows, which Lithuania considers a hybrid weapon employed by Minsk. In that time, Lithuanian border guards have turned back some 21,500 people, mostly of Middle Eastern and Asian origin. (ANSA).
   

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