Cabinet orders to limit flow of refugees into Ukraine in 2016

19:37, 28 March 2016
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Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has set a quota for foreign refugees in 2016 at 4,586 people, which is 26.3% down on last year when the quota was fixed at 6,225 people, according to Cabinet resolution No. 212-r dated March 23, 2016.


In particular, Ukraine will welcome 530 scientists and cultural figures. The family member quota is split in the following way: 1,357 people for full brothers or sisters, grandparents, grandchildren of Ukraine's citizens, 2,293 people for parents and spouses of migrants or their minor children. At the same time, there is no limitation on persons who have invested at least $100,000 in Ukraine's economy.

The overall quota sealed in the government's resolution was formed according to the categories of refugees separately for each region in Ukraine with due regard for proposals from the central and local governments based in the analysis of the migration process in the previous calendar year.

As UNIAN reported earlier, citizens of Syria and Afghanistan prevailed among those who were granted refugee status in Ukraine in 2015.

Europe is currently facing a serious refugee crisis, as millions of people are fleeing Syria and other hot spots in the world, seeking asylum in the EU.

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