Vice-minister: Lithuania may close border due to refugees, if needed

  • 2016-03-09
  • BNS/TBT Staff
VILNIUS – Lithuania is ready to protect the external border of the European Union in case of approaching out-of-control refugee flows,  Interior Vice-Minister Elvinas Jankevicius said on March 4, adding that the border could be closed, if necessary. “As to the protection of the eastern border — we are ready on various levels, we can close our borders, too. Border guards will not do this by themselves, however; an interinstitutional plan is in place, police officers and public security officers would also step in,” the vice-minister said at a m...
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