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Lithuania Revokes Residency of Russians Posing a Security Threat

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Lithuania has revoked the residency permits of more than 100 Russians living in the country, deeming some of them a security threat.

According to the country’s Migration Department, 38 Russians lost their permanent residency in 2022, and 97 more so far this year.

Some of them were stripped of their permits after the State Security Department (VSD), Lithuania’s intelligence agency, said they were posing a threat to national security.

The VSD said some of the Russians had “disloyal views” towards Lithuania, disseminated “propaganda” on social media in line with Russia’s information policy, and had contacts with Russian and Belarusian intelligence services.

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