Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry summons a representative of the Belarusian Embassy, expresses a strong protest against repeated violations of the state border
On 20 October, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned a representative of the Embassy of Belarus in Lithuania and handed in a diplomatic note, expressing a strong protest against repeated violations of the Lithuanian state border.
On 18 October, a Belarusian border guard violated the Lithuanian state border at Varėna Frontier District (entered into the territory of Lithuania, reaching the state border marker No. 0133 near Druskininkai).
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry requested Belarus to provide an explanation of the incident as soon as possible and to take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents from recurring.
The Foreign Ministry also condemned the orchestration by Belarusian authorities of the flows of illegal migrants from Belarus, the ongoing repression against the civil society, as well as called for the release of all political prisoners and unlawfully detained people.