The Czech Republic has offered to deploy its police officers on the border of Belarus and Lithuania, which is facing an influx of illegal migrants from the Belarusian territory.
Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulganek said this on Twitter on Thursday evening.
“We support Lithuania, which is facing an unprecedented migration problem provoked by the unscrupulous regime of Lukashenka. Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamacek offered assistance, including the deployment of police officers on the border with Belarus, “ the Czech minister wrote.
According to the Lithuanian Border Service, about 1,700 migrants arrived in Lithuania illegally from Belarus this year, more than 1,000 of them in July.
Half of them identified themselves as citizens of Iraq, while others came from the Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, Iran, and Afghanistan. Over the past six months, 21 times more illegal migrants have arrived in Lithuania than in the whole of 2020.
The Lithuanian Seimas has declared the increase in the flows of illegal migrants from Belarus hybrid aggression and urgently changed the migration legislation.
The Lithuanian government considers the increase in the number of illegal immigrants to be an organized action of the Lukashenka regime for Vilnius ‘ tough stance against repressions against dissidents in Belarus and support for the Belarusian opposition.