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Refugees from Donbass go back from Russia to Ukraine

"Russians, thank you". Photo: politikus.ru

As many as 1,500 Ukrainian refugees are going back from Russia to Ukraine every day, according to Chief of Russia’s Federal Migration Service Konstantin Romodanovsky.

“On the border with Rostov region we are registering 1,400-1,500 people going to Ukraine, with no people coming from Ukraine to Russia. Earlier, we registered a daily inflow of 8,000 Ukrainians. So, you see that not all of those people are going back home but this is already a good signal,” Romodanovsky says.

According to him, almost 400,000 Ukrainians have been given temporary refuge in Russia, with over 600,000 people wishing to live in Russia for a long time. “Some 200,000 Ukrainians have been permitted to reside in Russia,” Romodanovsky says.

On July 31, Russia prolonged the stay of the Ukrainians who had failed to prepare all necessary documents for temporary residence.

As EADaily reported earlier, in May 2015 the Federal Migration Service reported that there were almost 1,000,000 Ukrainians in Russia. President Vladimir Putin instructed the authorities to help them with jobs.

Last night was calm in Donbass, with no ceasefire breaches registered.

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