Russian border guards detained the mayor of the Klaipeda region of Lithuania Bronius Markauskas and two other people in the Curonian Lagoon and accused them of violating the border. About it informs TASS citing national radio LRT.
“The Foreign Ministry has information that there are three Lithuanian citizens on the Russian side. Employees of our consular service are clarifying the situation, ”said the representative of the Lithuanian Foreign Minister for the press Vytautė Šmaizite-Kuleshenė.
The representative of the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service Giedrius Mishutis suggested that if there was a crossing, it was unintentional, the boat accidentally crossed the Russian border,
He added that such cases occur several times a year and usually the Russian authorities impose an administrative penalty.