First results of a visit of the Moldavian President to Moscow. At a briefing the President of RM Igor Dodon declared that the authorities of the Russian Federation made the decision on migratory amnesty for some categories of the Moldavian migrants.
"Yesterday the Russian authorities made the decision to start migratory amnesty for the Moldavian citizens. In particular, for those citizens of Moldova to whom the prohibition on entrance was applied earlier including made administrative violation, the data "prohibitions" will be cancelled. The exception will be constituted only by those on whom criminal cases in Russia are opened, – they won't fall under amnesty and won't be able to drive on the territory of the Russian Federation", - Igor Dodon noted.
The head of state emphasized that about 250 thousand our fellow citizens who broke the stay mode, but continuing to be in the territory of Russia will be able to address to local offices of Head department concerning migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation with the statement on their legalization in the territory of the Russian Federation. The head of state noted that the corresponding instructions were given to all local offices. The president especially specified the fact that they will be able to use this right only till March 20 of this year.
Further Igor Dodon noted that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation transferred to the Border Service of the Russian Federation the list of 17 500 citizens of Moldova who are outside the territory of the Russian Federation now and who have a prohibition on entrance. For them this ban will also be lifted. The ban on entrance according to provisions of points 4 and 8 of article 26 of the Federal law Russian Federation No. 114 was imposed on these 17500 citizens of Moldova. The complete list of names will be published until the end of the current week.
The president of the country urged citizens of the Republic of Moldova to seize this opportunity, to address to the above-stated departments for cancellation of prohibitions, not to violate migratory and other law of the Russian Federation and always any more and in everything adequately to represent the Republic of Moldova.