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EU border agency to "significantly" step up Lithuania help
[Caption: Migrants from Cameroon rest at the refugee camp in Vydeniai, Lithuania, Saturday, July 10, 2021. European Union member Lithuania has declared a state of emergency due to an influx of migrants from neighboring Belarus in the last few days. ...]
On Friday, Lithuania started building a double barbed wire fence on the Belarus border. It will run for 550 kilometers (342 miles), covering most of the nearly 680-kilometer (423-mile) border and cost 41 million euros ($48 million), according to Lithuanian authorities.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, on a visit to Poland on Sunday, said that "technical steps are necessary to make the border work and be a real barrier, because now it can be easily crossed."
by Cat on Sun Jul 11th, 2021 at 07:27:10 PM EST
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