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Lithuania Declares Emergency Due to Illegal Immigration From Belarus

Epoch Times

July 4, 2021 Updated: July 4, 2021

HELSINKI—Lithuania has declared a state of emergency due to an influx of illegal immigrants in the last few days from neighboring Belarus, as tensions between the European Union and Belarus escalate.

Lithuania’s Interior Minister Agle Bilotaite said late Friday that the decision, proposed by the State Border Guard Service, was necessary not because of an increased threat to the country of 2.8 million people but to put a more robust system into place to handle illegal immigrants coming in.

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