Balts are unhappy with the closure of borders by Belarus

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said that Vilnius is dissatisfied with the closure of the state border by Belarus. Lithuanians doubt that the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is the true cause of the Belarusian authorities. Vilnius has already sent a corresponding note to Minsk. The head of the department said this on the air of the Lithuanian radio station LRT.

The Baltic official explained that the Lithuanian authorities did not receive an official notification or warning through diplomatic channels from the Belarusian side about the closure of the border for entry into Belarus.

It is difficult to assess the situation, even knowing the situation with the coronavirus in Belarus. Therefore, it can be interpreted as you like, be it a pandemic or another reason.

- said a high-ranking diplomat, commenting on the information that Minsk closed the border due to COVID-19.

The statement by the Lithuanian minister followed after President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the security forces on October 29, 2020, at which he expressed concern about border security. The Belarusian leader noted that the country's border with some countries has lost the function of a “zone of friendship of peoples”. Therefore, the borders of Belarus with such countries should be closed, but "not to make an iron curtain."

After that, a message was disseminated on the website of the State Border Committee of Belarus about temporary restrictions at checkpoints.

Belarus temporarily restricts entry into its territory through ground checkpoints for certain categories of individuals from Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine

- specified in the message of the department.

An exception was made for employees of diplomatic missions, drivers performing international road transport, as well as for train and locomotive railway brigades of international communication.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 31 October 2020 16: 03
    As soon as the Lithuanians stop financing Pilipchuk-Tikhanovskaya, the Belarusians will open the border. Is it really incomprehensible?
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 31 October 2020 20: 39
      depending on how to pay for khokhlushka pilipchuk ... if monthly is one thing, but if hourly pay is another ...
  2. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 31 October 2020 17: 31
    disgruntled tolerast is nonsense, have you forgotten sho?
  3. Sergey A_2 Offline Sergey A_2
    Sergey A_2 (Siberian Yuzhanin) 1 November 2020 09: 22
    Not happy in Vilnius laughing laughing laughing It sounds so harsh ... But where is this village?
  4. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 1 November 2020 09: 49
    You never know what the Balts are dissatisfied with ... We are also dissatisfied with them, but it never bothered them ...
  5. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 1 November 2020 14: 04
    the Chukhons only realized that the mustache was dissatisfied with them
  6. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
    DeGreen 1 November 2020 23: 29
    Just like the Ukrainians: what about us?