Latvia-Lithuania border control to be restored during NATO summit

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Lithuania will reinforce control of the Schengen area borders with Latvia and Poland during the NATO Vilnius Summit, Latvian Television reported on June 1.

The NATO Summit in Vilnius will take place on July 11 and 12, while border controls will be in force from July 7 to 13. Inspections will also take place at Lithuanian airports and ports during this period.

Meanwhile, the armed forces plan to deploy more than 3,000 troops in the country, which will guarantee additional security during the summit. Together with the allies, they will provide airspace protection, inspect the accommodation and means of transport of the summit members, and protect critical objects, routes, and persons.

Germany will also deploy a long-acting anti-air defense system “Patriot” during the summit in Lithuania.

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