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Latvia is ready to close the border with Belarus in case of mass influx of migrants – Rinkevics

Latvia is ready to close its border with Belarus in case of a massive influx of migrants, Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics said at a meeting with German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius at Riga Castle on Tuesday.

During the meeting, they discussed Germany’s involvement in the security of the region, as well as potential risks of a hybrid threat on the NATO border, Martins Dregeris, adviser to the president, told LETA.

Rinkevics expressed gratitude for Germany’s involvement in the security of the Baltic region and plans to increase the number of its armed forces, including by confirming Latvia’s readiness to host a rotation of German warplanes in Lielvarde in 2024.

Discussing the potential for hybrid attacks on Latvia’s border from Belarus, Rinkevics said that Latvia was ready to take all necessary measures, including closing the border with Belarus and Russia.

Source: BNS

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