On Sunday, it was reported that there were 21 attempts to illegally cross the border in Latvia, and 61 migrants were not allowed into the country by Polish officials on Saturday. Since the beginning of this year, the VSAT officials have prevented a total of 2,191 illegal migrants from entering Lithuania from Belarus.
Since August 3, 2021, when Lithuanian border guards were granted the authority to refuse entry to illegal migrants, approximately 21,500 migrants have been denied entry into the country from Belarus. Some foreigners have made multiple attempts to enter Lithuania.
The influx of migrants into Eastern EU countries from Belarus began in 2021, and the West blames the regime in Minsk for this. At that time, almost 4,200 migrants illegally arrived in Lithuania from Belarus, but most of them left the country after movement restrictions were lifted.