Since the start of the exacerbation in February 2014 the situation in Ukraine to the Russian Federation, fearing for their lives and human dignity, were due to arrive and stay on its territory more than a million Ukrainians, said the Deputy head of the Federal migration service (FMS) Nikolai Smorodin.
Speaking in Geneva, the 66th session of the Executive Committee of the high Commissioner of the United Nations on Affairs of immigrants (UNHCR), he said that " the only social arrangement in the Russian Federation Residents of Ukraine in 2014 and 2015 the Russian government allocated more than 200 million dollars ", reports the news Agency. The overwhelming number of arrivals to the Russian Federation of Ukrainians " appealed to the territorial bodies of the FMS of Russia for a choice of legal status "." So, as of September 28, 2015 394325 Residents of Ukraine have requested temporary asylum 6073 - applied for refugee status, 124527 - told of their desire to obtain Russian citizenship, 258990 - applied for permission for temporary residence, 59876 - requested to issue them a residence permit ", - said Smorodin. Deputy head FMS has noticed that the Russian Federation has " all the necessary resources for the reception fleeing from the internal armed conflict of citizens of Ukraine ". Careful attention is paid to the problems of education, health, employment, food supply, provision of housing. In addition, the Russian humanitarian convoys delivered about 48 thousand tons of aid for the citizens of the South-East of Ukraine. Russia supports, and among them financial, the work of UNHCR for humanitarian assistance in Ukraine, including the reintegration of returning immigrants and internally displaced persons, said Smorodin. Moscow welcomes the " balanced and non-politicized approach of the office of the high Commissioner to the Ukrainian situation "." Note taken by UNHCR steps to attract the attention of global fraternity towards the problem of Ukrainian immigrants and objective coverage of the crisis in the South-East of Ukraine, - said the Deputy head of the FMS.- We believe that only the continuation of the peace process in the South-East of Ukraine may make stable policies to return immigrants to their homes. The basis for this is the strict implementation of the Minsk agreements ".