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The President and the Secretary General of NATO discussed the state of illegal migration on the border of Lithuania with Belarus

2021-08-09

On Monday, President Gitanas Nausėda had a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to discuss the latest situation and possible Alliance’s actions to counter the hybrid attack of illegal migration on the Eastern border of NATO. It has been agreed that the Belarus regime has engaged in hybrid attack against Lithuania by organizing the flow of irregular migrants across the border with Lithuania.

The President noted that, as Lithuania found ways to counter the hybrid attack by the Belarus regime, it was trying to channel this artificially created flow of irregular migrants to other countries of NATO’s eastern flank.

President Nausėda and Secretary General Stoltenberg also discussed the security situation in the region in the context of the Russian-Belarus military exercise Zapad 2021. It was emphasized that the Alliance had to remain particularly vigilant and be prepared for possible incidents.

The President of Lithuania informed the NATO Secretary General that Lithuania was considering formally contacting the Alliance to request the deployment of the Counter Hybrid Support Team to Lithuania. 

The NATO Secretary General assured the President of Lithuania that the Alliance was closely monitoring the situation on NATO’s eastern border and was prepared to design response scenarios accordingly and allocate all necessary measures to ensure security in the region.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2021.08.10 10:48

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