In 2019, about 500 thousand Ukrainians received Russian citizenship. This was reported by TASS with reference to the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia on migration issues Valentina Kazakova.
The number of Ukrainians who received Russian citizenship in 2019 turned out to be twice as much as in 2018.
- As for the citizens of Ukraine as a whole, in 2019, if we turn to the numbers, almost 500 thousand people acquired Russian citizenship. The year before last was 270 thousand, - Kazakova said during a speech at a meeting of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs.
She also added that the increase was not only due to Donetsk and Lugansk.