About 26,000 Ukrainian citizens have moved to Belarus over the past two months.
Belarusian Ambassador to Ukraine Valentin Velichko said this at a press conference on Monday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.
“In recent months (June-July) about 26,000 residents of Ukraine have moved to Belarus,” he said.
According to Velichko, the issue of their employment and welfare is currently being resolved.
The ambassador also said that Belarus was considering reducing the period of getting refugee status from six to three months.
Velichko said that about 500 residents of Ukraine were currently waiting for the receipt of refugee status in Belarus. About 1,500 Ukrainians have already obtained the right of permanent residence in Belarus, which enables them to get a job and education. In addition, about 3,000 Ukrainians are eligible for temporary residence.