Baltic states want more EU financial support for handling Ukrainian refugees

Ukrainians have fled to neighbouring countries for asylum from the war, including to Lithuania. — Reuters pic

Ukrainians have fled to neighbouring countries for asylum from the war, including to Lithuania. — Reuters pic

Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022 5:37 PM MYT

VILNIUS, June 21—The Baltic states today asked for more financial support from the EU to handle Ukrainian refugees, the Lithuanian president’s office said.

“We must share the financial burden, which at the moment is unproportionally assigned to national budgets. EU solidarity is very important to assure proper support to war refugees from Ukraine”, Lithuania’s president Gitanas Nauseda said in a statement. — Reuters