VILNIUS – The inflow of Belarusian citizens coming to Lithuanian on humanitarian grounds has stopped as the number of special permits and incoming people remains unchanged from the previous week.
The Interior Ministry said on Tuesday 792 permits had been issued under the interior minister's order and 367 people made use of them, unchanged from the previous week.
But the number of people asking for asylum rose from 87 to 90.
The interior minister may grant entry to Belarusian citizens on special humanitarian grounds after receiving a reasoned recommendation from the Foreign Ministry.
Such permits are issued to Belarusian citizens affected by repression and persecution by the Alexander Lukashenko regime, and to opposition activists.