On December 1, Rusian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia will simplify the process of obtaining citizenship for Ukrainians and will not impose any entry restrictions on Ukrainian citizens in general.
“No, we will not impose any restrictions on Ukrainian citizens. Moreover, we will on the contrary take the path of liberalization and simplify the process for Ukrainian citizens and stay on our territory and obtain Russian citizenship, if some of them want to do this,” Putin told a press conference.
Additionally, he stated that “the analysis of recent events related to this incident or the Black Sea provocation, and what we see in Donbass, shows that the current government of Ukraine is not interested in the regulation of the situation as a whole, especially by peaceful means.”
“This is a party of war, and while they remain in power, all tragedies of this sort and war will continue,” Putin said.
On November 30, the Poroshenko regime banned entry into the country for all Russian men aged 16-60. While formal reason of the ban is the martial law imposed in 10 Ukrainian regions and “Russian agression”, in fact the decision is a common example of discrimination on ethnic grounds.
The Russian response to this move once again showed that Moscow is ready to welcome Ukrainian citizens despite the fact that the current Kiev regime is an obvious enemy of the Russian state. Furthermore, it seems that the Russian government is going to gain some demographic bonus through the ongoing mass migration of Ukrainians to nearby states, mostly Poland and Russia.
The last census took place in Ukraine in 2001. It establsihed Ukraine’s population consisted of 48,216,766 permanent inhabitants and 48,457,102 total inhabitants. Considering the data released from various official sources over the past few years, it’s possible to assess with a high degree of confidence the actual population of Ukraine in late 2018 to be somewhere between 20,759,738 and 26,759,738 individuals.
Another interesting point is that the decision to simplify the process of obtaining Russian citizenship for Ukrainians will also contribute to the further growth of popularity of Russia among ordinary Ukrainian citizens. In case of the further development of this scenario, the Poroshenko regime will highly likely impose a ban on departure of Ukrainians to Russia.
It appears that despite the continual efforts of the Washington establishment and its junior partners from the Poroshenko regime, they have not been able to turn the general Ukrainian population into a front against Russia. Thus, the main result of the Maidan coup 2014 and the following events are the separation of Crimea, the followed conflict in the region of Donbass and the dramatic decrease of Ukrainian population.