VILNIUS (Sputnik) — Lithuanian military volunteer corps, border inspectors, as well as police and security services are taking part in the exercises.
"The exercises will be held in Zarasai and Rokiskis areas. During the exercises the control will resume at the former customs in Obeliai and Smeline which ceased operation in December 2007, when Lithuania and Latvia became members of the Schengen zone," a spokesman for the Lithuanian Border Service, Giedrius Misutis, told Ziniu Radijas radio station.
The European Union is currently struggling to manage a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of people fleeing conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa. EU border agency Frontex recorded more than 1.8 million illegal border crossings into the bloc in 2015.