Four Russian citizens received political asylum in Ukraine in 2015, as reported by the head of the press service of the State Migration Service, Sergei Gunko.
Refugee status was received by seven Russians; overall 86 Russian citizens requested asylum in Ukraine. As of January 1st, Ukraine is now home to 2,500 refugees and about 600 citizens who are in need of additional protection.
Previously, the Director of the Department for Foreigners and Stateless Persons, Natalia Naumenko, said that people who received political asylum also receive the status of a person in need of additional protection. This status is given to those who ask for political asylum, because Ukrainian legislation doesn't provide for a ‘political refugee’ status.