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Uppgifter: Flyg från Irak till Minsk pausas

Flygplan från Iraqi Airways. Arkivbild.
Flygplan från Iraqi Airways. Arkivbild. Foto: Karim Kadim/AP/TT

Flygningar från Irak till Belarus huvudstad Minsk pausas i tio dagar för att minska migrationsvågen till Litauen, enligt uppgifter till den litauiska nyhetsbyrån BNS.

Litauen hävdar att Belarus flyger in migranter – många av dem från Irak – och hjälper dem att korsa gränsen i syfte att pressa Litauen och EU, som har satt in sanktioner mot president Aleksandr Lukasjenko.

Hittills i år har över 4 000 personer korsat gränsen till Litauen illegalt, jämfört med 81 personer under 2020, enligt litauiska myndigheter.

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