Because of the war in the Donbas more than 1 million Ukrainians had to flee to Russia, said foreign Minister S. Lavrov In..
"A strong influence on This process (for compatriots) supports the development of the situation in Ukraine: only unleashed by the Kiev war on Donbass in our country profit 1, 2 million Ukrainians. In General, the proportion of the Ukrainian population makes up more than half of the total number arrived in the Russian Federation of compatriots "– Reported in the publication, head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, published in " Rossiyskaya Gazeta ".
On 7 October, the Deputy head of the Federal migration service (FMS) Nikolai Smorodin said that Since the start of the exacerbation in February 2014 the situation in Ukraine to the Russian Federation, fearing for their lives and human dignity, had to come and stay in its territory of more than 1 million Ukrainians. Yesterday ceased to act preferential migration regime for immigrants From Ukraine, benefits persist only for the population of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Thus, according to the FMS, in Russia there are 2, 6 million Ukrainians, including more than 1 million people – From the East of the country. On November 1, the citizens of Ukraine within 30 days after entry will be forced to obtain legal employment or residence status on the territory of the Russian Federation. As of 1 December regarding the offenders will be taken administrative measures. Since mid-April last year, the Kiev authorities carried out in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, victims of the conflict in the East of Ukraine more than 8 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand has Been damaged health, 1, 5 million people became internally displaced. From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal in the Donbass weapons of a caliber of less than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process will occur in stages (first, Lugansk, then Donetsk region).