Nearly 21,000 Ukrainians leave Crimea for other Ukrainian regions – president's mission in Crimea
As of early August this year, 20,844 Crimean residents were forced to move from temporarily occupied Crimea and Sevastopol and to settle on mainland Ukraine.
Based on the results of the monitoring conducted in cooperation with the State Emergencies Service of Ukraine and regional state administrations, Crimean residents mainly settled in Lviv (3,233 people), Odesa (2,043), Kyiv (1,217), Mykolaiv (1,045 people), Kharkiv (898 people) regions and Kyiv (4,665 people), as one can learnt from the website of the Mission of Ukrainian President in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
In July citizens that had to move from the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol to mainland Ukraine preferred to stay in Mykolaiv (76 people) and Lviv regions (56 people).
According to the mission, as beginning of August, 44,640 Ukrainian citizens that are registered on the temporarily occupied territory of the country asked regional state administrations to provide accommodation. The number of appeals that were considered positively amounts to 43,719.
In addition, 23,258 requests were sent to territorial offices of the State Migration Service of Ukraine, the majority of which (18,132) were considered and tackled by Kherson regional office of the Sate Migration Service of Ukraine; 11,374 of them are related to administrative services on processing, issuing and substituting Ukraine's passport for going abroad.
Besides, 5,212 claims of citizens relate to social welfare, 4,469 – education issues, 11,701 – employment, medical services, accommodation issues, etc.
As reported, on May 16, 2014 the then Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov signed the decree on the Permanent Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Kherson. The decree was signed to renew the mission's work during the occupation of Crimea.
On May 22, 2014, Turchynov appointed Natalia Popovych as Permanent Delegate of the President of Ukraine to Crimea. Previously, she had been head of an employment center in Yalta.