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Tallinn will send border guards and special equipment to Lithuania to help patrol the Belarusian border. This is a forced measure due to the fact that Minsk stopped fulfilling its international obligations and started smuggling hundreds of migrants across the Belarus-Lithuania border.

Given the significant number of detained migrants, the Lithuanian side was forced to set up a Foreigners Registration Center near the border. A riot attempt had already taken place at the Center, border guards used tear gas and fired rubber bullets into the air.