On 8 November, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Lithuania Ingrida Šimonytė and Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki discussed the current situation on the Poland-Belarus border. The Prime Minister emphasises that Latvia, Lithuania and Poland are united in their fight against the hybrid attack by the Lukashenko regime.
The Lukashenko regime, which is deliberately jeopardising the third-country nationals, is responsible for the tense situation. The three Heads of Government agreed that the European Union (EU) should be encouraged to decide on stronger sanctions against the violent regime. It is also important for international organisations to be involved in resolving the situation on the border with Belarus.
The Prime Ministers of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland will maintain regular contacts in order to coordinate action to protect the EU’s external borders.
The Prime Minister also discussed the current situation on the border with Belarus and further necessary steps at EU level with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.