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SIMFEROPOL, April 02./ITAR-TASS/. Only six people in the Republic of Crimea have asked to retain Ukrainian citizenship in the applications they filed to the Federal Migration Service, Crimeainform agency reported Wednesday with reference to Chief of the FMS passport department Fyodor Karpovets.
"The FMS passport department has been doing this work for a long time already; people had a possibility to apply for Ukrainian citizenship immediately after this work began. Despite that only six people have applied for Ukrainian citizenship by now”, Karpovets said.
FMS has 27 offices on the territory of Crimea where people, who want to retain Ukrainian citizenship, might apply. Five more similar offices are open in Sevastopol, Karpovets said.