LRT.LT | Lithuanian MPs say up to 300 migrants may arrive from Belarus per week

“Up to 300 irregular migrants may attempt to enter Lithuania from Belarus per week, according to Laurynas Kasčiūnas, chairman of the parliament’s Committee on National Security and Defence (NSGK).

“There are flights from Baghdad to Minsk and from Istanbul to Minsk on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This means a total of four flights, which correlate with the waves of migration,” he told BNS on Monday. “These flights basically bring people from Syria, Iraq […]. Four flights and 600 people. Of course, not all of them travel via Lithuania and not all of them are migrants. Hence we estimate 200 to 300 people per week, that’s the worst-case scenario.”


According to the data from VSAT, nearly 300 migrants, mostly the citizens of Iraq, have attempted to enter Lithuania from Belarus.

This corresponds to the earlier threat by Alexander Lukashenko to send “drugs and migrants” to Lithuania, Kasčiūnas said.”