An illegal group of migrants accompanied possibly by a service car has been recorded

An illegal group of migrants accompanied possibly by a service car and its occupants was captured by the FRONTEX' helicopter participating in the operation in Šalčininkai district.

“Already previously we had an indirect evidence that the smuggling of migrants through the Lithuanian border does not take place without the knowledge of Belarusian officials. The captured video clearly shows the attempt of illegal migrants to enter Lithuania. Migrants are assisted by persons driving the same model vehicles as it is used by officials of the Belarusian State Border Committee,” said Minister of Interior A. Bilotaitė.

It should be noted that Belarus, made decisions to apply visa-free regime with many countries of the world. Belarus also invites foreigners to the country as a safe area free of any military conflicts. This means that a foreign national who has come to Belarus for tourism purposes should leave as legally as he did arrived. However, persons arriving in Belarus are used to organize hybrid aggression against Lithuania.

In Lithuania, an effective asylum procedures are in place, meaning that those who are seeking reasonably and legitimately ask for asylum can apply for asylum upon arrival to operational international border control posts.

This year, 4 026 migrants crossed the Lithuanian-Belarusian border illegally.

You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSGVu8goe_A