On Friday, Lithuania began building a 550-kilometer-long fence on its Belarusian border.
Lithuania plans to impose additional sanctions on Belarus on Monday, according to Reuters.
According to a spokesman for the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, the reason for the proposal is that Belarus has illegally sent migrants across the Lithuanian border into the territory of the European Union. According to Lithuania, hundreds of migrants have crossed the border in recent days.
On Friday, Lithuania began building a 550-kilometer-long fence on its border with Belarus.
Belarus began to allow newcomers to the EU country Lithuania after crossing the border after the Union had adopted additional sanctions against Belarus in June. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haaviston (green), the situation should be taken seriously.
“The threat posed in this way from Belarus to Lithuania is unacceptable in the EU,” said Foreign Minister Haavisto. To HS last Friday in an interview.
The previous sanctions were based on an opposition activist and a journalist Raman Pratasevich arrest in May. Pratasevich was arrested after Ryanair’s plane on its way from Athens to Vilnius was forced to land in Belarus.
Haavisto will attend a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Monday in Brussels. According to Haavisto, the situation on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border is likely to rise to discussions, although the issue is not on the actual agenda of the meeting.