Lithuania: No more closures of checkpoints on Belarus border: PM

The Lithuanian government does not plan to close more checkpoints on the border with Belarus in the near future, Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte announced, LRT reports. However, she said that the possibility to do so remained, given that security threats persisted. A complete closure of the Belarus border would only be done in coordination with neighbouring countries, Simonyte stated. Earlier, Lithuania closed two checkpoints on the Belarus border, and Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite suggested closing two more. Bilotaite said that the Baltic and Polish interior ministers agreed that the borders with Belarus would be closed in a coordinated manner in the event of an armed incident or a new mass influx of irregular migrants.