Lithuania has begun to erect barbed wire on its border with Belarus and is dealing with a pointy enhance within the variety of unlawful immigrants.
“The set up of the barbed wire begins right now. In line with the plan, it has a complete size of 550 kilometers. It was additionally determined to construct a fence on the border with Belarus. We expect we are able to do it quick sufficient, and the price of such a fence is about 41 million euros,” she mentioned . Minister of the Inside Agne Bilotaite.
A spokesman for the Border Power mentioned that troopers will arrange a bodily barrier not removed from the city of Druskininkai, near the border triangle with Belarus and Poland. That a part of the border is 30 kilometers lengthy.
After Minsk compelled a Ryanair airplane to land on Belarusian territory to arrest a dissident blogger, Belarus determined to permit immigrants to enter Lithuania in response to European sanctions.
Lithuania and Belarus have a border of almost 680 kilometers. The Border Power mentioned that based on official information, greater than 1,500 folks have been arrested, of which 37 have been arrested previously 24 hours. Many of the refugees come from international locations within the Center East and Africa and have sought asylum in Lithuania.
The federal government has declared a state of emergency so as to reply extra simply and rapidly. At present, she agreed to an modification to the legislation that ought to pace up the screening course of, and the subsequent step is to approve it in Parliament. Lithuanian President Quintanas Nauseda held a gathering of the Nationwide Safety Council on Monday.