On Tuesday, the border guards detained 171 migrants from Belarus who crossed the border illegally, according to preliminary data.
This is the highest number of such people detained per day this year. all introduced themselves as Iraqi citizens or had documents from that country.
The total number of persons who entered Lithuania illegally from Belarus this year exceeded 3,000 on Tuesday.
Until then, most migrants were within Druskininkai municipality, but after Tuesday’s arrests, Šalčininkai district became a significant destination.