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Lithuanian officers are watching the movement of illegal migrants near Lithuania's border as they are possibly being brought here by trucks, Rustamas Liubajevas, commander of the country's State Border Guard Service, says.
SBGS chief: migrants possibly being brought to Lithuanian-Belarusian border by trucks
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"Movement near the state border is ongoing. Even being here, our officers hear the sounds of heavy machinery in the Belarusian territory, which might mean that trucks are possibly bringing in illegal migrants," he told journalists at the Kapciamiestis Frontier Station on Wednesday.

"The fact is that representatives of Belarusian law enforcement institutions are really taking illegal migrants and then pushed into Lithuania's territory," he added.

His comments came as a state of emergency came into force in Lithuania on midnight in response to a new influx of illegal migrants.

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