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Lithuanian border guards prepare for potential flow of refugees through Russia

As the European Union blocks the flow of illegal immigrants from Libya to Italy and negotiates similar agreements in Turkey and Greece, some fear that migrants may try a new approach towards entering the European Union that would take them through Russia and potentially the Baltic states. […]

Foreign affairs

Russian citizen behind wheel of Lithuania-registered truck busted with migrants in France

The driver of the Lithuania-registered truck that was pulled over in France with 11 migrants aboard is a citizen of Russia, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry confirmed to BNS on Wednesday. […]

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Accepting 250 refugees matches Lithuania’s capabilities, foreign minister says

Lithuania could take in 250 refugees as a voluntary contribution to the European Union‘s efforts to alleviate the Mediterranean migrant crisis, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says. According to him, the number of 250 refugees, which the Lithuanian president recently mentioned, matches the country’s capabilities. […]

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Rise in illegal migrants from Vietnam crossing Lithuania

A sharp increase in the number of detained border violators from Vietnam has been observed in Lithuania, the State Border Guard Service says. […]