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About 3 thousand inhabitants of the Crimea refused to obtain Russian citizenship after reunification of the Peninsula with Russia. About it in interview “RBC-Ukraine” said the Deputy permanent representative of the Ukrainian President in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Tamil taseva.
“In 2014, was given a short period to ensure that Ukrainian citizens have refused Russian citizenship if they do not want to accept it… In the end, we abandoned it about 3 thousand people”, — said the Ukrainian politician. However, she noted that refuse passports of Russia received a certificate of permanent residence on the territory of Crimea. Under Russian law, such persons can stay in Russia 90 days then leave the Peninsula.
In March it was reported that the State migration service of Ukraine for the past four years has issued more than 134 thousand passports residing on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, which Ukraine considers to be “temporarily occupied” by Russia.
In April 2018, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wanted to deprive the Crimean Ukrainian citizenship because of the transition in Russia “as a result of the unlawful and unfair acts in the temporarily occupied territory”, but later withdrew the bill from Parliament.
According to the Federal state statistics service of Russia, on January 1, 2019 in the Crimea resides 2 355 027 people.
Crimea became part of Russia following a referendum held in March 2014. Ukraine, USA, EU members and other countries do not recognize its results and consider the presence of the Peninsula as part of Russia’s occupation. Moscow insists that the process of the annexation of Crimea meets standards of international law.
Immediately after the transition of the Peninsula under the jurisdiction of Moscow in 2014, the Russian passport have received about two million residents of the Peninsula. The Federal migration service allowed them not to notify MVD of Russia about the presence of Ukrainian passport, as the Crimean people “has not acquired the citizenship of Ukraine, and were its citizens.” Exemption from this obligation applies only to those residents of the Peninsula who have received the passport of Ukraine to 21 March 2014.
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