The United States condemned Belarus for provoking the migration crisis on the border with Lithuania. This was reported by RBC with reference to the official website of the White House.
On September 13, 2021, US Presidential Adviser Jake Sullivan held a working meeting in Vilnius with Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte. During the discussion, the issue of the migration crisis in the country caused by the actions of the Belarusian government was raised. The US representative said that his country fully supports the people of Lithuania in upholding democratic rights and freedoms. Also during the meeting, the parties discussed issues of deepening economic and cultural cooperation between states. Sullivan also expressed support for the Lithuanian government in the recently erupted diplomatic scandal with China.
Recall that earlier the People’s Republic of China (PRC) recalled its ambassador from Lithuania after a representative office of Taiwan, a state not recognized by China and officially called the Republic of China, opened in Vilnius.
The crisis on the border of Belarus and Lithuania arose after President A. Lukashenko announced the unwillingness of the country entrusted to him to continue “protecting” Europe from migrants. The border was opened, and a stream of illegal refugees poured into the Baltic countries. An emergency regime was introduced in Lithuania, and the construction of a concrete wall began on the border.