Ukrainian refugess to be offered jobs in Far East resettlement programme

A proposal put forward by MPs in Russia’s Duma to repopulate the country’s Far East region with Ukrainian refugees has won the approval of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development. The ministry expects some 50,000 jobs to be created in Eastern Siberia over the next five years, many of which could be offered to ethnic Russians fleeing Ukraine. “The list of priority settlement areas includes the Republic of Buryatia, Trans-Baikal territory, Kamchatka territory, Primorye Maritime territory, Khabarovsk territory, the Amur region, the Irkutsk region, the Magadan region, the Sakhalin region and the Jewish Autonomous Region,” the ministry said.
According to the Federal Migration Service, about 70,000 people have come to Siberia and the Far East over the past two years, more than 29,000 of them from Ukraine. All in all, more than 150,000 Ukrainians have arrived in Russia since 2014.