Latvia has suspended the operation of one of its two border crossings with Belarus to combat illegal migration. This is reported by the LSM edition.
The work of the Latvian border crossing point "Silene" was suspended, but the other border crossing point with Belarus remained open for cargo transport, as well as for urgent humanitarian transportation or in case of emergency.
According to the publication, the initiative to close the "Silene|" border crossing was announced last week by the head of the Border Guard Service, Guntis Pujats, who said that the situation was "probably the most tense in the three years since 2021."
The LSM claims that tensions on the border between Latvia and Belarus, Russia's closest ally, have increased since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.