‘The number of the requests for the getting of the refugee status significantly increased in Israel and recently it reached 15 000 of people. The number of such application from the Ukrainians was 7 000 only since the beginning of 2017. Earlier the check of every application could take a few years but now it will take about a week to check the application due to the status of the safe country. Consequently, it will take less time to deport persons to Ukraine who were rejected from the provision of the refugee status’, the message said.
Earlier it was reported that the Israeli authorities did not make a decision to recognize Ukraine as the safe country due to the armed Donbas Conflict and essentially considered every application for provision of the refugee status.
It is noted that the people from Luhansk and Donetsk regions will not fit under the status of persons from the safe country despite the made decision and their applications will be considered individually.
There are about 20 000 of the Ukrainians in Israel as the citizens of Ukraine are not obliged to have a visa for the trip to Israel. It is reported that a lot of them came to the country with the help from the mediators who promised them the work in Israel and then advised to apply for a refugee status.