EU Lithuania Starts Building 550 km Fence on Border After Lukashenko Says Belarus Won’t Be Europe’s Detention Facility

Lukashenko: "We won’t hold anyone. They are coming not to us but to the enlightened, warm and cozy Europe."

Lithuania has begun building a fence along its border with Belarus to deter third-country migrants from entering the country.

Vilnius has declared a state of emergency to address the sharp rise in migration, which it says Belarusian authorities are encouraging.

Lithuania — which has backed and granted refuge to Belarus opposition figures — has accused its neighbour of organising border crossings for people mainly from Iraq, the Middle East, and Africa.

The double, barbed wire fence will run 550 kilometres along the 680-kilometre border between the two countries.

Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite has estimated the construction of the fence could cost up to €41 million.

On Friday, Lithuanian border guards said they had arrested 37 new migrants, bringing the total number of detected illegal crossings to more than 1,500 since the beginning of the year, compared with just 81 for the whole of 2020.

The European Union has said it would support its member state, which has already set up tent camps to accommodate the growing number of migrants.

Relations between Lithuania and Belarus are tense following the disputed re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in August 2020.

Source: Euronews

President Alexander Lukashenko said this week that Belarus would not close its borders “and become a camp for people fleeing Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Tunisia.” 

He added that such migrants were not wanting to come to Belarus but to “the enlightened, warm and cozy Europe.”

Source: Deutsche Welle

  1. Ilya G Poimandres says

    They should sift out all the high IQ STEM in the crowd, take em and leave the rest for the EU!

    1. ken says

      The high IQ STEM wouldn’t be sneaking into the country through the trees and bushes.

  2. ken says

    Aren’t fences bad and offensive?

    According to Her Majesty Queen Nancy of the USA they are ‘despicable’ in the Sylvester the cat lisp voice.

    The Queen pouncing on another insurrectionist vowing to protect all non citizens and POTW.

    1. Josep says

      I thought it was Daffy Duck who would say “despicable” with a lisp. Can’t remember Sylvester doing it.

  3. Oilman says

    They destroyed North America and Europe through open borders. While white people have an average of 2 kids, the African Blacks and Middle Easterns have 4 to 5. What do you think the western world will look like in 20 years?

    1. Mr Reynard says

      What do you think the western world will look like in 20 years?
      That’s easy to answer ??
      A Turd World Shit Hole World ….

  4. Raptar Driver says

    The new iron curtain in reverse?

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