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Record Number Of Migrants From Belarus Stormed Lithuanian Border

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Record Number Of Migrants From Belarus Stormed Lithuanian Border
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The number of illegal immigrants who are trying to get to Poland has also increased.

On Monday, October 11, Polish border guards recorded 605 attempts to illegally cross the Belarusian-Polish border. In Lithuania, local border guards did not allow 121 illegal migrants, on the Belarusian-Latvian border on October 10, border guards did not allow 23 people into their country. Such data are provided by the border services of the neighboring countries.

On Monday, October 11, 605 attempts to illegally cross the border were recorded at the Belarusian-Polish border and 13 migrants were detained. All are Iraqis.

According to the Polish border service, 8 people were also detained on suspicion of complicity in illegal border crossing. These are two Syrian citizens, two Poles, one German, one Ukrainian, one Iraqi, and one Turkish.

Over the past day, the Lithuanian border guards did not allow 121 illegal migrants from Belarus to enter Lithuania, delfi.lt reports with reference to the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service. This is the maximum since August 25. Then the Lithuanian border guards turned around 155 people.

Lithuanian border guards report that they have not used service weapons, special equipment or physical coercion over the past 24 hours. Border control on the Lithuanian side, as before, is carried out in an enhanced regime.

According to the Lithuanian border guards, on Monday evening on the Belarusian side, near Druskininkai, three signal flares were seen, and 5 shots were heard near the Lazdija region.

Also, near Druskininkai, artillery shots were heard. The border guards assume that these are exercises at the training ground in Belarusian Gozha.

Last Sunday, on October 10, officers of the State Border Guard Service of Latvia prevented 23 attempts to illegally cross the Belarusian-Latvian border.

Since August 10, a total of 1,618 people have not been able to illegally cross the border at this section, according to the Latvian border service.