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Lithuania reports a difficult situation on the border with Belarus

Jun 20, 2023

The situation on Lithuania's border with Belarus remains difficult due to long queues of trucks, the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service said.

This was stated by the Commander of the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service Rustamas Liubaievas, LRT reports.

According to him, this is mainly due to the limited capacity of the checkpoints.

Mr. Liubaievas added that the situation should improve after the reconstruction of the Miedininkai checkpoint is completed.


"We have to admit that the situation is complicated, we see that there are a lot of queues at the checkpoints for various reasons, the first of which I would probably highlight is the lack of infrastructure. Currently, as you know, one of the largest checkpoints, the Myadininkai border crossing point, is being reconstructed. Apparently, when the reconstruction is completed, the situation should improve a bit," he said.

According to the Border Control Points Administration, more than 1,100 trucks were waiting to enter Belarus on Monday morning in Lithuania.

According to the head of the Lithuanian Border Guard Service, the queues at the border are also accumulating due to more thorough inspection by customs officers: since June 5, the Customs Department has been applying stricter inspection to prevent possible circumvention of sanctions and import of goods into Russia.

Author - Olena Madiak, 20/06/2023

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