The number of applicants decreased.Last year for asylum in the EU has been asked almost 8.5 thousand Ukrainians, which is less in comparison with previous years, reports the Chronicle.info with reference on the European truth.
So, in 2018 8490 Ukrainians asked for asylum in EU countries. For comparison: in 2017 EU asylum asked 8945 people, in 2016 year – more than 11 thousand Ukrainians in 2015, and almost 21 thousand in 2014, 13.5 thousand.
There are countries where the number of asylum seekers from Ukraine is relatively high, but significantly lower than the number of applicants from other countries.
In particular for asylum in Italy last year asked 2485 Ukrainians. Followed by: Spain – in this country, have asked for asylum, 1880 people, Germany with 1,060 petitions of the Ukrainians and France – 725 statements.
In Poland, from the authorities which declared that “hundreds of thousands” of refugees from Ukraine, the leaders in the number of asylum applications remain Russians – 1600 statements, accounting for 67% of all.
A high proportion of asylum applications from Ukrainians is observed in the Czech Republic, where the citizens of Ukraine have asked for asylum often immigrants from any other country (280 people, or 21% of the total number of asylum-seekers), Portugal (135 people or 11%), Estonia, where asylum is requested 15 Ukrainians, representing 17% of the total number of applicants, and Poland – 225 applications (9%).