As Lithuania stepped up controls on the Polish border on Wednesday morning, quite a number of people still don’t have special pre-filled forms but there are no queues yet, a representative of Lithuania's State Border Guard Service said.
Officers from the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service detained 12 Iranian citizens in the northeastern Ignalina District soon after midnight on Tuesday after they illegally crossed the country's border. They all later asked for asylum.
Some 5,000 people died in Lithuania in January, up by 1,500, or 41 percent, from the same period in last year, the latest demographic figures from the country's statistics service, Statistics Lithuania, showed on Wednesday.
The State Commission of the Lithuanian Language (VLKK) has considered Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's request to change Lithuania's official name of Belarus into Belarusia and is suggesting continuing discussions on three possible name variants, including Gudija, Baltarusia or Baltoji Russia (translates literally as White Russia).