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Lithuania: The government will extend the state of emergency at its border

The Lithuanian government has submitted to parliament a plan to extend the state of emergency it has declared on its border with Belarus until January 9, 2022.

The measure, which will have to be approved by members of parliament, was suggested by Interior Minister Agnie Bilotaite.

Vilnius declared a 5km state of emergency along its border with Belarus on November 10th. The measure was originally intended to be valid for one month.

A state of emergency is now expected to be declared on part of Lithuania’s border with Poland.

According to the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there has been a sudden rise in irregular immigration and more than 60 investigations are currently underway.

The West has recently accused the Belarussian regime of orchestrating the current immigration crisis in retaliation for the European Union’s imposition of sanctions on Minsk over its crackdown on dissent; it speaks of a “hybrid threat”. Minsk denies it.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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Source From: Capital

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