The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about reception in citizenship of a former resident of Ukraine Yevhen Kopatko. The document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
The reason for granting citizenship of the document is not specified.
Eugene Kopatko is the founder and expert sociologist, Research & Branding Group. The company specializiruetsya in marketing and sociological research, branding and advertising, stated on its website. The last time the name is mentioned there Kopatko 9 July 2014.
TASS reported April 22, 2015 with reference to the “editor-in-chief of one of the Ukrainian electronic media” that Kopatko fled Ukraine to Crimea. According to the Agency, he feared persecution after in March published a study about the falling ratings of the party “people’s front” and “Block of Petro Poroshenko”. The report on the basis of the report of the Agency also released the “First channel”.
Ukrainian “Radio Liberty” in October 2016 published the story of the resident of Donetsk Stanislav Vasina on the activities of the oligarch Rinat Akhmetov on the territory of the DNI and LC. Among other things, Vasin said that since the beginning of hostilities in the Donbass DNR and LNR under its auspices began to be carried out sociological research on the attitude of residents to the events. However, information about who carried them out, no, I told Bob: “In all that time, only once mentioned the name of Eugene Kopatko”. Vasin noted that the results of the surveys are not published and “are a private order”.