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Litauen anklager Hviderusland for at sende migranter ind over grænsen

»Strømmene af migranter er ikke tilfældige,« siger Litauens indenrigsminister. Indtil nu har omkring 160 mennesker, primært irakere, krydset grænsen til Litauen fra Hviderusland i år. Det er tre gange flere end i hele 2020.

Litauen anklager Hviderusland for at stå bag strømmene af migranter, som søger mod Litauen i håbet om at nå til Europa. Hvideruslands præsident, Alexandr Lukasjenko, har svaret igen ved at true om at slippe kontrollen med illegal migration og handel med narkotika ved grænsen mod vest. Foto: Tut.By/Ritzau Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya looks on before she delivers a speech in Prague on June 7, 2021, during a protest against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. (Photo by Michal Cizek / AFP) Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya looks on before she delivers a speech in Prague on June 7, 2021, during a protest against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. (Photo by Michal Cizek / AFP) A demonstrator holds a placard and wears a protective mask with the lettering 'Free Belarus' during a 'Together for Belarus' rally against Belarusian President Lukashenko in Prague on June 7, 2021. - The protest was attended by exiled opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who is currently on a visit to the Czech Republic until June 10. Belarus, a country of 9.5 million people, has been shaken by unprecedented mass protests since the disputed re-election last year of Lukashenko, who has ruled since 1994 with the support of Russia. (Photo by Michal Cizek / AFP) A woman holds a placard with the lettering 'Don't fly with the dictator' during a 'Together for Belarus' rally against Belarusian President Lukashenko in Prague on June 7, 2021. - The protest was attended by exiled opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who is currently on a visit to the Czech Republic until June 10. Belarus, a country of 9.5 million people, has been shaken by unprecedented mass protests since the disputed re-election last year of Lukashenko, who has ruled since 1994 with the support of Russia. (Photo by Michal Cizek / AFP) Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya (C R) holds up a portrait of an arrested Belarusian man prior to the screening of the documentary film "Courage" as part of the 'Berlinale Summer Special' film festival in Berlin on the Museum Island on June 11, 2021. - Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Berlinale Summer Special will be a purely outdoor event with mandatory testing for all spectators, taking place from June 9 to 20 at 16 outdoor venues. (Photo by Michael SOHN / POOL / AFP)

Forholdet mellem de to nabolande Litauen og Hviderusland har været ekstra anspændt, lige siden det meget omdiskuterede præsidentvalg i Hviderusland sidste år, hvor Aleksandr Lukasjenko trods folkets modstand forblev ved magten.

Nu retter Litauen en alvorlig og spektakulær anklage mod sit naboland og beskylder det for at sende migranter illegalt over grænsen...

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