Lithuanian defense council agrees on criteria for turning to NATO over migrant crisis

  • 2021-11-13
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian State Defense Council agreed on Friday on the criterial for turning to NATO for help over tensions on the border between Belarus and neighboring EU countries.

"[The council] agreed on specific criteria that would require [...] asking NATO to invoke individual [...] articles," Darius Kuliesius, Gitanas Nauseda's chief national security advisor, said after the president-chaired council's meeting.

Such a request for help to NATO would require agreement among all of the country's leaders, according to the advisor.

However, Kuliesius did not comment on specific criteria.

"Both the criteria and the measures are a matter of our national security tactics and we will not comment on their content now," he said.