The Kyrgyz diaspora will prepare an appeal to the Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to deal with the ban on work of foreigners in Yakutia, which was imposed by head of the republic Aisen Nikolaev. The Chairman of the Interregional Public Organization Kyrgyz Unity Abdygany Shakirov said in an interview with Govorit Moskva radio station.
According to him, the ban contradicts Russian legislation and the treaty within the Eurasian Economic Union. Foreigners, who work in Yakutia, settled there, adapted, so it will be difficult for them to change their job and place of residence. The Kyrgyz Unity believes that the migrant workers issue should be resolved at the interstate level.
Earlier, the head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, signed a decree banning the attraction of foreign labour to the republic this year. The ban is imposed on 33 types of economic activity. After the information was published by the media, the office of the head of Yakutia assured that the ban would not be applied to Kyrgyz citizens and citizens of other EEU countries.
Recall, anti-migrant campaigns in Yakutsk began after the city’s Investigation Committee reported that three unknown persons had raped a local woman. After the incident, residents of Yakutsk held a rally against migrants. As a result, Kyrgyzstanis were detained for the crime.