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To simplify the procedure for obtaining Russian passports to the residents of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics (DND and LNR) “ripe fertile ground” elections in Ukraine, said the Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov. It is quoted by “Interfax” on Tuesday, April 16.
The MP explained that the residents of Donbas were not allowed to choose the President. “Kiev’s decision on non-admission to elections not left even the technical possibilities to residents of the Southeast to be citizens of Ukraine”, — he stressed.
On possible simplification of procedure of granting Russian citizenship to the residents of Donbas, it became known April 15. We are talking about the refusal of the exams and requirements for staying in Russia for more than five years. According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, Russian President Vladimir Putin may sign a decree after the second round of elections in Ukraine, scheduled for April 21.
According to the interior Ministry of the Russian Federation, since 2014, the Russian citizenship were more than 360 thousand Ukrainians.
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