Returnees from Ukraine take third place in number of late repatriates to Germany

Source : 112 Ukraine

The changes in the German legislation furthered the increase of the number of the late repatriates
12:51, 15 January 2018

Heinrich Hörnschemeyer, the Director of Late Repatriates Camp from the former Soviet States claimed that more than 7100 ethnic German settlers from the countries of the former Soviet Union in 2017. The returnees from Ukraine occupy the third place among the late repatriates to Germany as DW reported.

‘The significant growth of the number of the late repatriates is observed in Germany during the last five years. Only in 2017, 7 134 repatriates were registered’, he said.

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According to Hörnschemeyer, the number of the late repatriates from the countries of the former Soviet Union spotted in 2017 is about 500 people. The majority of the returnees to German are young families with the relatives in Germany.

The repatriates from Kazakhstan and Russia take the leading places among the returnees, while Ukraine occupied the third place. Mostly, the new-comers are educated.

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Earlier it was reported that the maximal number of the ethnic German late repatriates arrived in Germany in 1990 and there were 400 000 people. The minimal number was spotted in 2012 (1800 returnees). The number of the late repatriates only increased since 2012. The changes to the legislation, particularly, the simplifying of the entering to the country for those who aim for the reunion of the family was made.

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