Refugees chosing Lithuanian rather than Latvia or Estonia (updated)
According to the news portal balsas.lt the refugees are keener to chose Lithuania rather than Latvia or Estonia. Lithuania received 312, Latvia – 19 and Estonia 8 refugees this year so far. 246 of the refugees to Lithuania came from Russia.
As the BNS informed additionally 17 Afghan citizens, 7 Georgian nationals, 5 Armenians and Belarusians and 4 nationals from Morocco and Uzbekistan, 3 individuals from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Nepal have applied for asylum in Lithuania.
Lithuanian institutions have received to applications from 2 Somali citizens and one citizen of Nigeria, Moldova, Cuba, Israel and Kongo each.
Another 5 persons have asked for asylum in Lithuanian possessing no citizenship whatsoever.
Refugee status this year has been granted to as few as 8 applicants — 4 of them came from Uzbekistan, 3 from Eritrea and another one from Belarus. These people were given permit for permanent residence in the country.