The interior Ministry said, from which comes a third of the new citizens of Russia

MOSCOW, 27 Jun – RIA Novosti. A third of all foreigners received Russian citizenship in 2015, are immigrants from Ukraine, said on Thursday Deputy head of the MIA of Russia for migration Valentina Kazakova.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began more than 9.6 thousand people.

“Today, more than a million people from the South-East of Ukraine are with a particular status in the Russian Federation. It is worth noting that in 2015 we have acquired the citizenship of 200 thousand persons, from them 65 thousand, a third part who is granted citizenship, former citizens of Ukraine. Therefore, any statements about their unwillingness to remain in the territory of Russia are groundless, the numbers speak for themselves,” — said Kazakov at the meeting of the Committee of public support residents of South-Eastern Ukraine in the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.

She also noted that many Ukrainian citizens wish not only to receive shelter and assistance but also to adapt in the Russian Federation alone.

“They get a temporary residence permit, residence permits, get labor patents For asylum just addressed more than 440 thousand people. And today, given the fact that they are partly integrated, acquired the citizenship of Russia now are registered more than 270 thousand people have the status of asylum or refugee status”, — said the representative of the Ministry of interior.

According to her, the Ministry is taking steps to simplify the process. In particular, the processing time was reduced to 10 days, from July of this year, simplified the possibility of obtaining a residence permit, bypassing the other stages of compulsory foreign nationals.