More than 50,000 Ukrainians are in Lithuania, one third of them are employed – Petro Beshta
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Lithuania Petro Beshta said during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine that Lithuania had welcomed more than 50,000 Ukrainians since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This is a significant figure for the country, given the size of its population.
According to him, upon arrival in Lithuania, Ukrainians receive the status of a «temporarily displaced person» for one year and free medical care. Ukrainians can live with local families for free.
«Ukrainians receive one-time assistance and then monthly children assistance,» — Petro Beshta added.
Free kindergartens, schools, and universities are also available to Ukrainians. One third of refugees have already been able to find work in Lithuania.
«As of now, a third of the adult population of Ukrainians is employed. They receive an average salary of about 900 euros. Another third in search of work,» – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Lithuania summarized.
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