In 2017 labour visa or a residence permit on the basis of availability of the workplace was issued 34.5 thousand foreigners, of which about 20 thousand – the citizens of Ukraine. It is reported Delfi with reference to the migration Department of Lithuania.

It is clarified that in 2016 in Lithuania on employment earnings 18 thousand people, of which about 10 thousand Ukrainians.

Media also cite the comments of experts, according to which, in Lithuania, Ukrainians, attracted by higher wages and simplified conditions of employment. Labour force in Lithuania is necessary because the Lithuanians go to work in other countries.

However, critics believe that cheap labor force from Ukraine will stop the growth of salaries of inhabitants of the country.

See also: Poland has granted refugee status to Ukrainians 56

For 2017 Lithuania issued twice work visas to Ukrainians 07.01.2018

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