The national television news service announced that the Ministry of the Interior of Lithuania has promised to ascertain who and for what reason issued a residence permit to Akhmed Yevloyev, a Russian citizen who is alleged to be a high-ranking crime lord.
Ministry of Interior
© A.Didžgalvio nuotr.

In January, the Migration Department decided that two Russian citizens, Akhmed Yevloyev and Oleg Shamanin, will not be issued permits to reside in Lithuania. Nonetheless, it transpired nearly a week ago that Yevloyev was in fact granted the residency permit.

According to representatives of the Interior Ministry, an investigation will be launched into who specifically is responsible for the decision. Deputy Minister Elvinas Jankevičius said that the permit issued to Yevloyev was suspended and that the incident may be either a mistake or a deliberate action.

Moreover, President Dalia Grybauskaitė has submitted a bill to the parliament in order to amend the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens. The amendments should prevent dangerous people from receiving residence permits in Lithuania. It is proposed to provide that the police, the border guards and the State Security Department (VSD) have 14 days to provide to the Migration Department findings about residency applicants' criminal history.

It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.

Grigorian and Puipa among candidates for national culture awards

12 candidates have been selected for the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts and they...

Famous Lithuanian humorist died at age 45 in Spain (3)

On Monday evening, the news website announced that one of the most famous Lithuanian humorist...

Lithuanian opera seen by almost 90,000 people at Venice Biennale

Some 87,000 people have visited Lithuania's pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale and seen the Sun...

Portugal’s documentary festival tribute to documentary maker Stonys

This year Portugal’s documentary festival “ Porto/Post/Doc ” will pay special attention to...

Latest Lithuanian films and projects to compete in Tallinn

Lithuania joins Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF) with a rich line-up and a growing...