Estonia will send Lithuania 100 kilometers of barbed wire to set up barriers on the border with Belarus. It is reported by RIA News with reference to the statement of the head of the Estonian Ministry of Defense Kalle Laaneta.
Tallinn also promised to send three drones so that Vilnius can also “accelerate the strengthening of the border.” According to Laaneta, this is how the Latvian authorities will cope with the migration crisis. Estonia will provide assistance free of charge.
On July 2, the Lithuanian authorities introduced a state of emergency due to the influx of illegal immigrants from the Belarusian territory. According to Lithuanian border guards, the number of such migrants has increased more than 20 times compared to 2020. Lithuania blames Minsk and personally President Alexander Lukashenko for this situation.
Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia and Latvia have volunteered to help resolve the migration crisis. Warsaw, in particular, sent several dozen tents, six generators and five diesel heating systems to Vilnius. Also, assistance from the Ministry of Defense of Poland will soon arrive in Lithuania.