Residents of Donbass are massively going abroad

Residents of Donbass are massively going abroad

In the Donetsk region last year issued a record number of foreign Ukrainian passports. This is evidenced by the Main Directorate of the State migration service, reports UNIAN.

It is clarified that in 2017 the passport addressed more than 114 thousand inhabitants of Donetsk region, which exceeds the same indicator in 2016 at 51 thousand people. The reason for such high interest experts see the introduction of a visa-free regime with the Schengen countries.

It was specifically noted that the documents are treated as residents of the Kiev-controlled territories, and the citizens of the self-proclaimed DND.

January 9 Henley&Partnerts has published an annual “index of passports”, according to which the Ukrainian document proved more valuable than Russian — Russian citizens can freely enter in 110 countries, Ukrainians — 4 States more.

Visa-free regime between the EU and Ukraine started to operate June 11, 2017. Ukrainians can stay in the Schengen area not exceeding 90 days within half a year. Thus they have no right to work or study in Europe.