Roman Petrenko – Friday, April 8, 2022, 10:17

About 12,000 Ukrainians have been granted Russian citizenship “as a matter of urgency,” said Oleg Kadochnikov, deputy head of the Russian Interior Ministry’s Migration Department.

Source: Oleg Kadochnikov at TASS

Details: Kadochnikov said that about 12,000 people have already received Russian passports.

According to the Department of Migration, some of the displaced are in more than 800 temporary shelters; some 25,000 people are housed there, including 10,500 children.

Ukrainians can work in Moscow without work permits, according to the Interior Ministry’s press service.

Background: As of the end of March, the Russians had forcibly removed between 20,000 and 30,000 people from Mariupol alone.

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Various media reported that Russian occupation troops forcibly removed orphaned children from Mariupol to a hospital in Donetsk, according to residents of the occupied city of Donetsk.