Posts tagged as border guards

Lithuanian border guards allowed to use violence when returning migrants to Belarus

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Lithuanian border guards began returning migrants to Belarus on Tuesday night by order of the minister of the interior. They were supported by the military police and dog handlers. Border guards, who are allowed to use violence if necessary, returned several groups of refugees from the border during the night. Vilnius accuses the authoritarian Belarusian regime of sending people to Lithuania in an organized manner, especially from Iraq and other…

Latvian Border Guards have caught 22 persons with invalid Covid-19 test results

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

So far 22 persons who have shown false or invalid Covid-19 tests have been caught by border guards, State Border Guard said April 12. A total of EUR 9,970 has been imposed for these violations so far. On Saturday, April 10, border guards at the border inspection post of Riga airport identified one Latvian citizen travelling from Germany who showed a counterfeit Covid-19 test to border guards. The person was fined…

Lithuanian president to meet with families of border guards killed by Soviets in 1991

Friday, June 28, 2019

Lithuania’s outgoing President Dalia Grybauskaite is meeting on Friday with family members of border guards and police officers killed by the Soviets at the Medininkai checkpoint in 1991. The meeting is held in the run-up to the 28th anniversary of the Medininkai massacre on July 31. Grybauskaite’s term of office ends on July 12. Members of the Soviet special police unit OMON killed seven Lithuanian border guards and police officers…

Juncker: 10,000 more border guards should be sent to protect EU borders

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

European Union has plans to send 10,000 more border guards to combat illegal immigration, said Chairman of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said in his speech regarding the state of EU. As reported by BBC, Juncker, who will remain in charge of the European Commission for twelve whole months, has proposed expanding the capacity of the European Union’s border security. Currently Europe’s borders are protected by Frontex, which has around…