Latvia declares a state of emergency on the border with Belarus in the face of recent migratory flows

The government of Latvia declared a state of emergency on Tuesday in view of the recent migration flows from the neighboring country on the border with Belarus, as the Latvian Interior Minister Marija Golubeva announced.

“It was decided to declare a state of emergency at the border,” said Golubeva through a short message on her account on the social network Twitter, in which she stressed that this would enable “immediate strengthening of border security”.

Latvia declares a state of emergency on the border with Belarus in the face of recent migratory flows
Latvia declares a state of emergency on the border with Belarus in the face of recent migratory flows

Latvia has registered an increase in the number of irregular migrants from neighboring countries in recent weeks, which is also happening on the border with Lithuania, which has prompted the European Union (EU) to promise “concrete help” to Vilna to deal with the situation.

For his part, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on August 6 ordered security forces to close the border and step up efforts to prevent the return of migrants, which authorities in neighboring countries may refuse to accept.

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