VILNIUS (Reuters) – Lithuania’s interior ministry will propose to the government to close two out of the country’s four remaining border crossing points with Belarus, news agency BNS reported on Monday, quoting Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite.
The Lithuanian government on Aug. 16 announced the closure of two other Belarus border crossing points, cutting the number to four from six, blaming “geopolitical circumstances” weeks after Russian Wagner mercenaries took refuge in the country.
After the arrest and expulsion of Polish diplomatic personnel, as well as the imprisonment of an ethnically Polish journalist, Poland’s neighboring country has closed down all but one of its border crossings with Belarus.
(Reporting by Andrius Sytas; editing by Terje Solsvik)
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