DRUSKININKAI, Lithuania (Reuters) -European Union border agency Frontex will deploy 60 border guards with helicopters and vehicles to Lithuania's frontier with Belarus next week, after a surge in migrants crossing illegally, which the EU says has been orchestrated by Minsk.
VILNIUS Lithuania began building a 550-km (320-mile) razor wire barrier on its border with Belarus on Friday after accusing Belarusian authorities of flying in migrants from abroad to send illegally into the European Union. | Video
VILNIUS (Reuters) -Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday approved the mass detention of migrants and curbed their right of appeal, a move meant to deter high numbers crossing the border with Belarus but which stirred an outcry among humanitarian groups. | Video
BRUSSELS/VYDENIAI, Lithuania (Reuters) -Lithuania's foreign minister and the EU's top diplomat accused Belarus on Monday of using illegal migrants as a political weapon to put pressure on the European Union because of the bloc's sanctions on Minsk. | Video
VYDENIAI, Lithuania (Reuters) -Lithuania said on Monday it would open a new camp to house illegal migrants coming from Belarus, amid accusations from the Baltic state that Minsk is flying in migrants from abroad to send them illegally into its neighbour.
VILNIUS Lithuania will propose on Monday expanding European Union sanctions on Belarus for sending illegal migrants across the border into the EU, its foreign affairs minister's spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday.
VILNIUS A news conference of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda at a Lithuanian air base was interrupted on Thursday when Spanish jets were scrambled to respond to the launch of a Russian warplane.
KALVIAI, Lithuania Lithuania on Wednesday accused Belarus of flying in migrants from abroad to send to the European Union and said it would build a barrier on the border and deploy troops to prevent them crossing illegally into its territory. | Video
VILNIUS Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on Wednesday that he had asked his Turkish counterpart to help identify migrants coming into Lithuania from Belarus.
VILNIUS Estonia said the reported detention of one of its diplomats by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) on Tuesday was "a set-up" and the accusations against him were "groundless".