Lithuania to build fence on Belarus border to stop migrants | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Lithuania to build fence on Belarus border to stop migrants

Lithuania's parliament has voted to build a fence on the Belarus border to stop Iraqis, Afghans and other non-EU migrants entering.

More than 4,000 migrants have entered EU member Lithuania illegally from Belarus this year - a record number.

Lithuanian officials accuse Belarus of flying in migrants who then head to the border - a claim Belarus denies.

Lithuania's help for Belarusian opposition activists has angered Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.

Relations deteriorated further in June this year after Belarus forced a Ryanair flight heading to Lithuania to divert to Minsk and arrested a Belarusian opposition journalist and his girlfriend on board. The EU strengthened sanctions a month later.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA