On Tuesday, the Lithuanian parliament approved the declaration of a state of emergency on the border with Belarus. Report that Lithuanian media. The declaration of a state of emergency allowed border guards to use “mental coercion” and “relative force” to stop migrants trying to cross the border from Belarus.
The state of emergency will go into effect at night from Tuesday to Wednesday and will initially last for a month. During that period, no one is allowed to move within five kilometers of the Belarusian border, unless the border guards give permission to do so. Border guards are also allowed to take mobile phones from immigrants. Furthermore, public gatherings along the borders and in refugee camps for migrants are prohibited.
Poland and Latvia have already declared a state of emergency due to the situation at the border. By bringing migrants and then sending them across borders to European Union countries, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is trying to thwart Europe. Lithuania, similar to European diplomats, refers to “hybrid warfare”. Hundreds of migrants are currently living in a desperate situation at the Belarusian-Polish border because Poland is not letting them in while Belarus is trying to force them to cross the border.
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