“We thank our European Union partners, our neighbors for their solidarity and assistance at a time when Lithuania is facing an unprecedented crisis of illegal migration, which is being used as a tool of pressure not only for Lithuania, but also for the European Union as a whole,” said Minister of the Interior Agnė Bilotaitė.
Tents, beds, chairs, mattresses, blankets, generators and other essentials from the European Union partners were delivered to the Border Guard School in Medininkai. It is expected that a modular cottage camp will be installed here next month, which will be able to accommodate up to 900 people with the possibility to expand the number of accommodated migrants to 1,700.
A total of more than 2,700 migrants have been detained at the border with Belarus since its inception. Due to such an influx of foreigners, a state of emergency has been declared nationwide.
Humanitarian shipments from Sweden, Estonia, Poland and Croatia have already reached Lithuania. Support should also come from Greece in the near future.