“It is obvious that a hybrid war is being waged against Lithuania, and illegal migration flows are one of the means”
Lukashenko has warned that Belarus could retaliate against the latest EU sanctions by loosening border controls against Western-bound illegal migration and drug trafficking.
“We were stopping migrants and drugs — now you will catch them and eat them yourself”
arrive to Belarus every week. The number of flights from Baghdad to Minsk doubled in the last month (from 2 to 4 per week + they replaced Boeing 737 with a larger 777). At Minsk airport no one checks the Iraqis who booked with Tsentrkurort, they automatically get entry visas. 3/4— Tadeusz Giczan (@TadeuszGiczan) June 12, 2021
Then they get to the border and Belarusian border guards help them to get to Lithuania. The service costs $3-6k. Middle Eastern students in Belarus say more and more people in Iraq and Syria are becoming aware of the new scheme and are planning to get to the EU via Belarus 4/4— Tadeusz Giczan (@TadeuszGiczan) June 12, 2021