Baltic: Latvia, Lithuania, Poland consider closing Belarus border

Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland are discussing the possibility of closing their borders with Belarus completely, Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite announced, BNS reports. Bilotaite said that the final details of a “synchronous regional decision” would be worked out at talks in Warsaw on 28 August 2023. Earlier, the Lithuanian government closed two checkpoints on the Belarus border. Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland have sent additional border guards and troops to their borders with Belarus. The moves are aimed at reducing threats amid Russian private military company Wagner Group’s presence in Belarus.