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Lithuania is opening an additional border checkpoint in a bid to ease long queues of vehicles at the border with Belarus, the commander of the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service (VSAT) said on Tuesday morning.
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Lenkijos pasienis
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The number of border checkpoints was reduced after a nationwide quarantine took effect in Lithuania on Monday.

"Following consultations with the Belarusian side and the (Lithuanian) Customs Service, we are opening another border checkpoint, that of Salcininkai, a 9 a.m." Rustamas Liubajevas told LRT Radio.

"We hope we will manage to resolve the situation," he added.

Liubajevas said 340 vehicles were waiting to cross into Lithuania from Belarus at the Raigardas and another 810 were queuing up at Medininkai.

Twenty-five vehicles were waiting to cross into Belarus from Lithuania at the Kybartai checkpoint.

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