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3,600 Ukrainians moved to U.S. for permanent residence in 2019

1,372 of people who moved are children
14:24, 13 August 2019

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3,600 Ukrainians moved to the U.S. for permanent residence since the beginning of 2019 as 112.ua reported citing State Migration Service.

“During seven months of 2019, 2,009 adults (excluding pensioners) got the documents for the emigration, 1,371 children and 232 pensioners,” the service reported.

As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky granted Ukrainian citizenship to 841 people in 2019.

Moreover, Zelensky ordered the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine to develop the procedures of the provision of the second Ukrainian citizenship to the Ukrainians, who live abroad. He also ordered to simplify the procedure of the provision of Ukrainian citizenship to people, whose rights and freedoms are violated.

Related: Ukraine's Cabinet reduces immigration quota to 3,800 persons in 2019

Such decision was made within the news on the extension of the arrest of Ukrainian POW sailors and signing of the order on the simplified procedure of the provision of the Russian citizenship to the Ukrainians by Russia’s president. Zelensky’s office believes that such steps create the obstacles for a solution to the conflict in Donbas.

Besides, the European Union will refuse Schengen visas to the residents of the Crimea, who received Russian passports after the illegal annexation of the peninsula by Russia in 2014.

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