In Lithuania, a criminal case was opened against the leadership of the State Supply Agency due to the supply of low-quality barbed wire to fence the border with Belarus. Delphi reports.
The charges were filed against the director of the State Supply Agency (NVA) Ramona Innuse, the head of the NVA infrastructure development department Oskars Dzirkalis, the head of the NVA administrative and procurement department Raimonds Ducis, the head of the procurement legal support department of the NVA legal department Baibe Dziene and the co-owner of the company DN Sistemas Juris Teivans.
The first court session will take place on April 24 at the Riga City Court.
In December 2022, the prosecutor’s office, without naming names, reported that between October 20 and December 6, 2021, the entrepreneur, in complicity with four NVA officials, supplied the agency with 25,000 meters of Concertina CBT-60 barbed wire, intended for the construction of a temporary border fence with Belarus. The barbed wire he supplied did not meet the specifications set by the NVA. The defendants, according to the prosecutor’s office, fraudulently embezzled funds that were allocated to the NVA.
In the summer and autumn of 2021, a migration crisis broke out in Poland and the Baltic countries: the authorities of these countries believe that it was organized by the Lukashenka regime. The authorities of Belarus, according to them, delivered thousands of migrants from the countries of the Middle East to Minsk for money, and then, under the guise of refugees, brought them to the border with the EU countries, offering to cross it. Poland, as well as Lithuania and Latvia, were forced to introduce a state of emergency in areas along the border and decided to build a capital fence on the border with Belarus.
Poland built a wall 5.5 meters high and 186 kilometers long on the border with Belarus. The fortification consists of several lines of defense and is equipped with modern electronic devices, in particular motion sensors and day and night vision cameras. Latvia is building a 173-kilometer fence on the border with Belarus. It is scheduled to be completed by 2024.
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