Updated at 18:49,15-10-2021

Belarus' border service: Lithuania transfers refugees to other EU countries


Belarus' border service: Lithuania transfers refugees to other EU countries
Lithuania transfers refugees from its camps to other EU countries, the State Border Committee of Belarus told BelTA.

According to the State Border Committee, it has reliable information suggesting that Lithuania is purposefully and consistently transferring refugees from its territory to other EU countries.

On 29 September, the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania officially announced that more than 700 illegal migrants fled from accommodation centers in Lithuania since the beginning of this year.

“Being fully aware that Lithuania is not migrants' final destination and that migrants seek to get to more prosperous countries, such as Germany, Austria and Belgium, Lithuania imitates escapes. In other words, it facilitates the transfer of migrants deeper into the European Union. Mass escapes are impossible as refugees are guarded by the armed police and the military round-the-clock. Guard dogs are also used. These so-called camps are equipped with fences, barbed wire and security equipment,” the State Border Committee noted.

The State Border Committee added: “Thus, migrants are not able to leave detention centers without outside assistance.”