Border guard services of Russia, Belarus, Baltic states agree to resolve jointly the problem of migration channels

Russia, Belarus and the Baltic countries agreed on joint operations to curb illegal migration through the territory of Russia to Europe

Russia, Belarus and the Baltic countries agreed on joint operations to curb illegal migration through the territory of Russia to Europe, Vladimir Kulishov, the head of the Border Guard Service of the Russian Federal Security Service, said.

"In Lithuania, I met with the heads of the border guard services of the Baltic states and Belarus.

We assessed the work that has been done, reached an agreement on our further border cooperation, and planned a number of joint operations, including those to close channels of illegal migration through the Russian Federation to Europe," Kulishov told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

"The events conducted in the second quarter, as a result of which criminal cases were opened on the territory of the Baltic states, in Belarus, and in the Russian Federation, indicate that this experience is in demand and is helping close the channels of these activities, including those by transborder criminal groups," Kulishov said.

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