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Lithuania to close two checkpoints on the border with Belarus

Aug 4, 2023

Lithuania has decided to close two checkpoints on the border with Belarus.

This was stated by the Vice Minister of Internal Affairs Arnoldas Abramavicius to LRT.

According to Abramavicius, this is "one of the measures that will be decided in the near future - the closure of two checkpoints." He added that "they will be named a little later."

"While Poland currently has only one checkpoint on the border with Belarus, we have six. One of the preventive measures is to reduce their number from six to four," the vice minister said.


Abramavicius also noted that "if one country decides to close its borders, it will not produce any results - it will only worsen the situation in other countries."

"Therefore, only a single decision can be made, a regional one, like last year, when it was decided not to let Russians in," he said, adding that these actions depend on the number of provocations at the border.

Earlier, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda admitted the possibility of closing the border with Belarus if the security situation becomes extremely difficult due to the presence of Wagner's mercenaries on Belarusian territory.

Author - Olena Madiak, 04/08/2023

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