Updated at 18:30,22-11-2017

Eurostat reports on Belarusian migrants in EU

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Most Belarusian citizens live in Lithuania, Poland and Latvia, the EU statistical organization Eurostat reports.

There are 2302 Belarusians in Lithuania. Only the Russian minority is bigger there – 10 298 people. Ukrainians are in the third place (1662).

Belarusians are the third biggest diaspora in Poland – 5407 people (6%). There are 19 983 Ukrainians and 6147 Germans in Poland.

Belarusians are in the fifth place among the minorities in Latvia – 1686 people or 1% of all foreign citizens. Interestingly, there are 253 643 non-citizens in Latvia and all of them are considered to be foreigners. There are more Russians (13%), Lithuanians (1%) and Ukrainians (1%) than Belarusians in Latvia.

The biggest minority groups in Europe are Turks, Russians, Ukrainians and Moroccans.