The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 50,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine, as stated by the press office of the institution. Lithuania has also provided more than EUR 530,000 in humanitarian assistance to help Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict in this country.
Recalling, July 29, 2015 the Cabinet of Ministers of Lithuania adopted the proposal of the Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius to help the citizens of Lithuania, people with Lithuanian origin and their families who have expressed a desire to move and integrate in Lithuania, leaving the regions of Ukraine, where the hostilities take place.
Ukraine became a home to about 10,000 people of Lithuanian origin, 1.5 thousand citizens of the Republic are officially registered here.
According to the Prime Minister, Lithuanian and Ukrainian citizens of Lithuanian descent and their families will receive government assistance in the integration of the country - provided temporary housing and social assistance.
The expenses necessary for relocation and integration of people, including fees for issuance of necessary documents will be paid out of the respective ministries, and, if necessary, from the reserve of the Government of Lithuania.
List of persons who are going to move to Lithuania is to be concluded by 31 December 2015.