Two major train stations in Lithuania, one in its capital, Vilnius and another in its suburb, Naujoji Vilnia, have been shut down and cordoned off by the country’s military after a train full of young people from Russia entered the country

“There was a suspicion that there are military personnel in the train,” the spokesman of the Lithuanian Border Guard Service, Rokas Pukinskas told Baltische Rundschau.

He added that “a signal was received” that a large group of young people is heading into Lithuania by train.

However, the train only contained Russian students who were heading to a maritime college in Kaliningrad through Lithuania, Rokinskas admitted:

“Our employees checked the train, but all the passengers had valid documents and visas. We have no complaints against them, we can’t not let them through our territory.”

Ingvar Henry Lotts

Dr. Ingvar Henry Lotts is the founder of the Baltic Review (ISSN 2029-2643).

He is member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of the BALTIC REVIEW and President of the Union of Lithuanian Germans (LVS).

Ingvar Henry Lotts lives in Vilnius with his wife Elvyra, a orphanage director, and their daughter Anna-Gertruda, student of the Vilnius University.