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Ukrainians make most of those arriving in Russia, - Russian authority

Currently, there are about 2 million Ukrainian citizens stay in this country, the Chief Department for Migration of Russia's Interior Ministry says
17:52, 11 September 2018

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Ukrainians make the majority of foreigners who enter the territory of Russia. Olga Kirillova, the head of the Chief Department for Migration of Russia's Interior Ministry said that as quoted by Interfax news agency.

'The number of those annually coming to our country is relatively stable; at that, most of the arriving people are the citizens of Ukraine. Currently, there are some 2 million of them on the territory of the Russian Federation', she claimed.

According to Kirillova, in 2014-2017 and in the first six months in 2018, over 312 Ukrainians have acquired the Russian citizenship. This year's migration flow from Ukraine to Russia is the same as in the previous year, she added.  

Previously, the Russian Interior Ministry claimed that about 39.5 thousand Ukrainians acquired the Russian citizenship. 

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