Lithuanian officers discovered a shell at the border with Belarus and looked after the dangerous discovery until it was destroyed, the State Border Guard Service (VSAT) said.

The item resembling an explosive was Friday spotted by Lithuanian border guards of the Varėna unit in a forest close to Ašašninkų village, which is around 300 m from the state border.

According to the press release, the border guards called the police and mine neutralization units, which identified the finding as a 85 mm wartime shell. The explosive was destroyed on the spot.

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