Question to the EU Commission: illegal migration from Belarus to Lithuania
Illegal migration from Belarus to Lithuania
The Lithuanian authorities have declared a state of emergency in the face of increasing illegal migration from Belarus.
It is alleged that Belarus is using migration as a weapon in retaliation for EU sanctions. The Financial Times reported that the Belarusian authorities are using Boeing 777 planes to bring illegal migrants to Belarus before facilitating their illegal passage to Lithuania. More than a thousand migrants, mainly from Syria and Iraq, are currently waiting in Minsk.
What information does the Commission have about the assistance provided by third parties to the Belarusian government in facilitating the transport of illegal migrants to Belarus?
Are there any indications that these illegal migrants include members of the mercenary troops used by Turkey in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict?