“There are many Ukrainians who are working in Russia, especially at shipyards in the Far East,” he said at a meeting with students of the Novosibirsk State Technical University. “As for those who have already arrived and are working here, I think, we will be able to grant easy terms for highly-qualified specialists. This is desirable migration.”
At the same time, he noted that ethnic Russians living abroad should be granted similar privileges. “The Russian State Duma [lower parliament house] has voted in the second reading in favour of a new law on easy-term citizenship granting procedures for Russian speakers, so, our compatriots will enjoy priority in receiving citizenship,” he said. “In general, this problem is big and serious.