The number of refugees from Ukraine to Belarus decreased by three times in 2016. The Head of the Department for Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Interior of Belarus Alexey Begun announced this, RBC informs.
"In general, the flow of refugees decreased twice compared to the same period last year. At the same time the flow of Ukrainian citizens, who arrive in the territory of the Republic of Belarus and submit an application for refugee status to provide additional protection decreased three times. The number of Ukrainian citizens who apply for citizenship of Belarus remained at last year's level", Begun said.
Thus, according to July 1, 2016, 351 people addressed to the citizenship and migration office with petitions to acquire the refugee status.
The figure decreased by half compared with the first half of 2015.