As Russia continues its aggression in Ukraine, Lithuania has decided to extend the relocation of people of Lithuanian descent from the war-torn country.

This was reported by the Lithuanian National Radio and TV.

Under the government’s decision adopted on Wednesday, applications for resettlement status will be accepted until June 30, 2023.

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According to the Foreign Ministry, it drafted the proposal “considering Russia’s continuing aggression against Ukraine, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Russia, and destruction of Ukraine’s vital infrastructure”.

The previous government decision allowed Ukrainians of Lithuanian descent to apply for resettlement status until December 31, 2022.

After Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in late February, Lithuania started relocating Lithuanian citizens, people of Lithuanian descent, and people who have the right to have their citizenship restored, as well as their family members from Ukraine.