The tactics of the Belarusian power structures in the migration crisis are changing. Small groups of migrants are being pushed to the border with Lithuania, said Rustamas Liubajevas, the head of the Lithuanian State Border Protection Service (VSAT).
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– We have noticed that the tactics of representatives of the Belarusian security forces have changed – Liubajevas said in an interview with the LRT public television. He pointed out that migrants “are pushed to Lithuania in very small groups, three, four, five people each, which makes them a bit more difficult to detect and detain ”.
Last day, 70 attempts to illegally cross the Lithuanian-Belarusian border were thwarted. Two Belarusians who applied for asylum were admitted to Lithuania. Most cases of illegal border crossing were recorded in the south of the country, near the border with Poland.
VSAT informed that on Sunday two Ukrainians were detained who transported seven migrants in Toyota Prius and Dacia Lodgy cars with Polish license plates. An investigation was launched against the Ukrainians.
In the opinion of the former Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, currently the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for migration, Linas Linkeviczius, the currently noticeable “some decrease in tension on the eastern border of the EU it is not a turning point in crisis ”. “Apparently, it was decided to maintain the tension and wait for concessions,” Linkeviczius told public radio on Monday.
This year, over 4.2 thousand people have illegally crossed the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. people, and almost 7 thousand. has been turned back.