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Lithuanian border guards have in the past 24 hours turned away 55 migrants attempting to cross into the country from Belarus illegally, the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) said on Friday morning.
55 migrants turned away on border with Belarus
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No migrants have been allowed to enter Lithuania over the past 24 hours.

The SBGS said that border guards and troops assisting them had not used their service guns, special measures or physical force over the past 24 hours.

Nearly 4,200 migrants, mostly Iraqi citizens, have crossed into Lithuania from Belarus illegally so far this year.

Vilnius accuses the Minsk regime of orchestrating the unprecedented migration influx, calling it "hybrid aggression".

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