Belarusian officials wearing riot gear herd a group of 35 illegal migrants into the territory of Lithuania

SBGS officials filmed how in the Šalčininkai district, in the section of the Gintaras Žagunis border, Belarusian officials wearing riot control equipment forcibly pushed a group of 35 illegal migrants into the territory of Lithuania and entered the territory of Lithuania themselves.

It was recorded that 12 Belarusian officials violated the border. After repeated warnings, they all withdrew to the territory of their state. Lithuanian border guards de-escalated the situation without using physical force.

“We cannot tolerate such a bold provocation when 12 Belarusian officials crossed the border of the Republic of Lithuania today. We immediately responded to this provocation and made a decision to further increase the border protection capacity, ”says Minister of the Interior Agnė Bilotaitė, responding to today’s incident on the border with Belarus.

The information on the violation of the state border will be used in the pre-trial investigation conducted by Lithuania, in addition, the representative of the Belarusian Border Committee was also informed about it.

This is not the first similar incident on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border in recent days.