Lithuania sent military plane to fly home its citizens stranded in Germany

Lithuania dispatched on Monday a military plane to fly home its citizens stranded in Germany.

The Spartan took off from Siauliai Airport at 4 p.m., the Defense Ministry said.

“The aircraft will not only fly back people (…), but will also bring donor stem cells for transplantation,” it said in a press release.

Poland closed its borders to foreign nationals on Sunday, leaving a number of Lithuanians stranded in Germany.

The Lithuanian government is holding talks with Poland’s authorities to open a humanitarian corridor to a convoy of Lithuanian cars.

The Spartan could fly home just over 36 people.

In an effort to help deal with the coronavirus crisis, Lithuanian troops are also on standby at the country’s airports and border checkpoints.

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