Translated by Ollie Richardson 16:30:22 04/01/2017 Russian.rt.com On the territory of Russia there are currently more than 10 million foreign citizens, and about 2.5 million of them are citizens of Ukraine. This was declared by the Chief of the General Administration for Migration Issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Olga Kirillova. “Currently in Russia there are about 2.5 million Ukrainian citizens, from which more than one million are natives from the southeast regions of Ukraine,” quotes TASS from her words. She noted that since the beginning of 2014, citizens of Ukraine in order to be definied as legal submitted more than 2 million addresses, from which for temporary asylum were more than 442,000, and for permission for temporary residence — 411,000. In addition, over 670,000 patents for work and 175,000 work permits were issued to citizens of Ukraine. Also, more than 230,000 citizens of Ukraine filed applications for participation in the state program for voluntary resettlement of compatriots of Russia, and about 175,000 people showed willingness to gain Russian citizenship. Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.