69 people turned back on Latvia-Belarus border

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On Wednesday, December 15, another 69 people's attempts of illegally crossing the Latvian-Belarusian State border were prevented. 

The figures have been rising since Monday. The increase in the number of migrants is explained by the decision of the Belarusian authorities to return migrants to their home countries. In the hope of entering the European Union, however, some migrants try to cross the border of Latvia after they have failed to enter Poland and Lithuania.

Since the announcement of the state of emergency on the Latvia-Belarus border August 10, the Border Guard has prevented 3,127 persons from crossing the border.

One person was detained having crossed the border illegally on Wednesday.

445 persons have been detained for illegally crossing the border this year, 295 of which came in the timeframe from August 6 to 10, and 93 of which came after the announcement of the state of emergency. Those people were allowed in citing 'humanitarian reasons'.

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