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Ukraine's Migration Service receives 15 applications for asylum from citizens of Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

So far, the State Migration Office has not made decisions on granting refugee status or denying such status to Belarusian citizens
20:35, 20 December 2020

Reuters

About 15 citizens of Belarus have submitted applications for asylum in Ukraine to the State Migration Service (SMS). This was reported by Radio Liberty.

"During August-November 2020, 15 citizens of the Republic of Belarus applied to the territorial bodies of the SMS with an application for recognition as a refugee or a person in need of additional protection," the message says.

The Migration Department notes that with regard to ten people, it was decided to draw up documents to resolve the issue of recognition as a refugee or a person in need of additional protection.

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At the same time, the State Migration Service informed that in August-November of this year it did not make decisions on granting refugee status to citizens of Belarus. The service also did not refuse to grant such status to Belarusian applicants.

Earlier the head of the State Border Service of Ukraine Serhiy Deyneko said that on the border of Ukraine and Belarus 20 Belarusians turned to the Ukrainian border guards for help.

As you know, mass protests against the rule of Alexander Lukashenko, who ran for the sixth term in a row, have continued in Belarus since August. The country's CEC declared him the winner of the presidential elections on 9 August. The protesters claim large-scale fraud during the voting and demand the resignation of Lukashenko.

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