Over the past 5 years, the number of persons who received Ukrainian citizenship has significantly decreased. This was reported by the Department of organizational support of the State Migration Service of Ukraine.
According to the SMS, last year 3 388 persons obtained Ukrainian citizenship by origin, compared to 3 639 in 2017 and 6 438 in 2014. For the first 5 months of this year 1 199 persons received Ukrainian citizenship.
The number of persons who obtained the citizenship of Ukraine on the basis of agreements on a simplified procedure for changing citizenship, from the beginning of the current year was only 29, whereas last year there were 70 such people, and in 2014 - 125.
This year 652 persons were admitted to the citizenship of Ukraine by the Decree of the President of Ukraine (983 in 2018 and 1 339 in 2014).