Immigration to Ukraine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Immigration into Ukraine (postindependence (1991)) has been mainly ethnic Ukrainians already living in nearby countries (for example in 1993 they were 90% of all immigrants); other immigrants were mostly Crimean Tatars and people fleeing wars in Azerbaijan, Transnistria and Chechnya (a region in Russia).[1] In January 2017 there were 3,302 foreigners with refugee status in Ukraine.[2] Most refugees came from Afghanistan, Syria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Somalia.[2]

After the start of the War in Donbass in 2014 several hundreds foreigners (mostly Russians and Belarusians) migrated to Ukraine to join its territorial defence battalions and army.[3]

Countries of Origin[edit]

Rank Country of Birth Population (2001)[4] % of Ukraine's population
Total 5,156,240 10.7
1  Russia 3,613,240 7.5
2  Belarus 270,751 0.6
3  Kazakhstan 245,072 0.5
4  Uzbekistan 242,390 0.5
5  Moldova 165,126 0.3
6  Poland 145,106 0.3
7  Azerbaijan 90,753 0.2
8  Georgia 71,015 0.1
9  Germany 64,015 0.1
10  Armenia 52,168 0.1
11  Tajikistan 32,386 0.1
12  Kyrgyzstan 29,476 0.1
13  Turkmenistan 24,926 0.1
14  Latvia 19,095 0.0
15  Lithuania 16,012 0.0
16  Hungary 11,235 0.0
17  Estonia 10,964 0.0
18  Czech Republic 7,473 0.0
19  China 5,015 0.0
20  Mongolia 4,413 0.0
21  Romania 3,876 0.0
22  Vietnam 3,399 0.0
23  Slovakia 2,148 0.0
24  Bulgaria 2,062 0.0
25  Austria 1,726 0.0
26  France 1,433 0.0
27  Syria 1,352 0.0
28  India 1,232 0.0
29  Afghanistan 1,111 0.0
30  United States 1,040 0.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Women's Social Activism in the New Ukraine: Development and the Politics of Differentiation (New Anthropologies of Europe) by Sarah D. Phillips, Indiana University Press, ISBN 978-0-253-21992-3, page 40
  2. ^ a b "Among the refugees in Ukraine are many Russians and Syrians - UNHCR". Ukrayinska Pravda (in Ukrainian). 8 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ They Came to Fight for Ukraine. Now They’re Stuck in No Man’s Land., Foreign Policy (19 October 2015)
    Foreigners in ATO: Three years without citizenship, UNIAN (17 August 2016)
    The Foreign Fighters Battling for Ukraine, Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab (14 November 2016)
  4. ^ Статистичний збірник «Населення України за місцем народження та громадянством за даними Всеукраїнського перепису населення 2001 року» (zip)

External links[edit]

Governmental[edit]