Twelve Syrian refugees and a stateless person from Palestine came to Lithuania from Greece late on Wednesday under the European Union's resettlement program, Interior Minister Tomas Žilinskas has confirmed.

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The relocated persons include a 54-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman and their six daughters, aged between three and 22 years, and two sons, aged nine and 19 years, a well as their two relatives, aged 19 and 24 years. The family was engaged farming in their home country.

A stateless person from Palestine also arrived in Lithuania on Wednesday.

The refugees will be taken to the foreigners' registration center in Rukla for several months before being moved to one of the country's municipalities.

Lithuania has so far taken in 39 of the 1,105 refugees it has pledged to accept over two years.

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