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The Kremlin did not comment on the President’s plans to simplify the procedure of issuing Russian passports to residents of Donbass, said press Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov. His words leads RIA Novosti on Tuesday, April 16. Earlier “Kommersant” said sources in the state structures of the country.
“There are no comments on this matter”, — said the official representative of the head of state.
On possible simplification of procedure of granting Russian citizenship to residents of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics (DND and LNR) April 15, reported “Kommersant” with reference to unnamed sources in the Russian government agencies. We are talking about the refusal of examinations and compliance with the requirement to stay in Russia for more than five years. It is also assumed that the basic condition of change of nationality are certificates of the LC and the DNI and surrender Ukrainian passports.
According to the publication, Russian President Vladimir Putin may sign a decree after the second round of elections in Ukraine, which will be held April 21. Another source also confirmed that the issue is fully developed, and it remains only to sign the document, which will give the residents of the unrecognized republics such law.
The Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov believes that this decision is well overdue after Kiev did not allow the inhabitants of the South-East of Ukraine for the presidential elections.
According to the interior Ministry of Russia, since 2014, the Russian citizenship were more than 360 thousand Ukrainians.
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