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Lithuania denies entry to Russian Night Wolves bikers on "victory ride"

  • 2015-04-29
  • from wire reports and TBT staff, VILNIUS

On Tuesday night Lithuanian border guards denied entry into Lithuania to four more bikers, citizens of Russia and Belarus. They had visas but were unable to submit other documents, without which it is prohibited to enter the Schengen Area.

Two of the men, who were Russian citizens, had attempted to cross the Belarusian-Lithuanian border at the Salcininkai border post. However, they did not have documents to explain the purpose and conditions of their stay and thus were denied entry. Both men had earlier attempted to enter Poland, but had been turned back there as well.

On Tuesday night another two men, 28 and 40-year-old citizens of Belarus, were denied entry into Lithuania at the Medininkai border post. One of them was unable to submit technical inspection documents for his motorcycle, while the other lacked documents justifying the purpose and conditions of his stay.

Earlier, on 28 April, two more bikers were prohibited from entering Lithuania. In total, a total of six motorcyclists have been denied entry so far.

As reported, on Monday, the Russian biker club Night Wolves were denied entry at Polish and Belarusian borders. They were intending to continue with their "victory ride" from Moscow to Berlin, commemorating the victory of the Soviet Union in the Second World War.