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1.4 million IDPs recorded in Ukraine since beginning of 2019

That's 120,000 people less than the amount reported in 2018, - Social Policy Ministry
13:09, 5 August 2019

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As of August 5, Ukraine's Ministry of Social Policy has recorded 1.4 million internally displaced people from the occupied Donbas and the annexed Crimea since the beginning of the year. This is 120,000 less than the index from the previous year. The Ministry's press office reported that on Monday.

As of August 6, 2018, there were 1.5 million officially registered internally displaced people in Ukraine.

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Last month, Georgiy Tuka, the Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs reported that about 20,000 citizens of occupied Donbas filed the applications for the obtaining of the Russian citizenship. According to Tuka, Russia issued its passports to about 1,000 citizens of occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. However, the pensioners and people of pensionable age mostly get the refusals in obtaining of Russian citizenship.

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