Lithuania to allocate 85,000 euros on integration of nationals from Ukraine

  • 2015-10-07

The Government of Lithuania plans to spend approximately 85,000 euros on the integration of Lithuanians, plus Lithuanian-Ukrainians and their families who have arrived in the country from Ukraine.

The money will covering travel expenses and the preparation of documents.

From the designated amount, the government plans to transfer 65,700 euros to the Ministry of Social Security and Labor.

The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and the Interior will receive 15,000 and 4,500 euros respectively.

The money will be taken from the government's reserve fund. 

The government's decision to relocate Ukrainian-Lithuanians from Donetsk, Luhansk, and Crimea back to Lithuania was made in July 2015.

A total of about 10,000 persons of Lithuanian origin are currently residing in Ukraine, while around 1,500 Lithuanian citizens are officially registered in the country.