The Georgian Foreign Ministry says that Lithuania has officially set migration restrictions for people who have violated the rights of Georgian citizens in the Georgian occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) since the 1990s.
The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry tasked the country’s migration service to do so on August 2.
From today the 33 individuals who are on the list approved by the Georgian parliament will face migration restrictions from Lithuania.
The Parliament of Georgia supported the creation of the Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili list in March this year, which will include people who have violated the rights of Georgian citizens in the country’s occupied territories.
33 individuals have been put onto the list - the number is expected to rise.
Otkhozoria and Tatunashvili are the surnames of Georgian nationals who were killed in the Georgian breakaway territories in 2016 and 2018.