Russian bikers spotted in Vilnius are not part of Moscow-Berlin march, border service says

Two Russian bikers who had all necessary border-crossing documents have been allowed to enter Lithuania but they are not participants of the so-called biker march to Berlin, a spokesman for the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service told BNS on Monday.

“Two bikers have been spotted in Vilnius and they entered from Belarus. They had all necessary documents and met all requirements. They are in Lithuania legally,” Giedrius Misutis, head of the SBGS’s public relations unit, told BNS.

In his words, there might also be bikers in Lithuania who entered the country from Latvia.

The spokesman underlined that the two bikers who entered the county from Belarus underwent thorough checks and they were “definitely not participants of the march”.

Twelve Russian and two Belarusian bikers were not allowed into Lithuania over the last week. Some of them did not have necessary technical inspection documents for their vehicles and others could not explain the purpose of their visit to the Schengen Area.

Russia’s pro-Kremlin biker club Night Wolves says they want to ride via Belarus, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria to Berlin to honour Red Army soldiers who fought against Nazi Germany, visit their graves and other war sites. They plan to reach Berlin on 8 May where the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII will be commemorated.

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