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Johansson criticizes Belarus for influx of migrants to EU

2:01 min
  • Sweden's EU Commissioner Ylva Johansson accused Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko of using migrants in order to exert political pressure on the bloc.
  • Nearly 1,700 asylum seekers have arrived in Lithuania in recent weeks from Belarus. Last year, just 80 or so asylum seekers made the same trip.
  • Now, Lithuania has approved the mass detention of asylum seekers, a decision criticized by human rights groups.