and Lithuanian border authorities have a very difficult case here in
Streziunai. The legal laws are not giving them any other choice, and to
change them only because of one elderly man who needs his water seems to
be too much to trouble the parliament about.
The two friendly neighbours are sharing the well which is
located on the Byelorussian side of the border, which leaves Mr. Adomonis,
a poor but intelligent Lithuanian farmer, no choice but to violate the
border several times every day in order to carry water to his house and to
his livestock. Earlier while it was a local border crossing point
here he had a possibility to get permissions to cross the border, but now
while Lithuania is preparing for the European Union membership the number
of such crossing points is reduced. Two deep dug trenches are ending
the Lithuanian part of the former international road located between
border points no. 0414 and 0415. And between the trenches there is even a
barrier with a «Stop» sign, (most likely put there before the trenches
The huge sign on the
Byelorussian side is anyway urging any vehicles without permission to
enter the country at this place, but to go further to Dotiški border
We are thanking Mr.
Andrius Ikasala, an operation room specialist at Varena border station and
the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service for all assistance during our
visit to Streziunai.