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Kiev turns its citizens into second class citizens, denying them the social benefits due to the presence of a Russian passport issued in the Donbass. This was stated by first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Dmitry Novikov, reports RT.
According to the parliamentarian, the Kiev government sees no problem in getting the Ukrainians a second citizenship, for example, Israel or the European countries. At the same time, the presence of citizenship of Russia “is seen as a reason to refuse payment of pensions”.
“[The denial of social benefits] is the transformation of its own citizens in the people not even the second and third grade. Such actions highlight once again the attitude of the inhabitants of the relevant territories,” — said Novikov, adding that a second passport can allow you to feel the residents of Donbas more secure.
In addition, the decision of the Ukrainian authorities do not recognize Russian passports intended “to lay people doubt that they will be able these passports to use in Russia and Ukraine”, told “Izvestia” state Duma Deputy Alexei chepa. He also stressed that the intention of Kiev technically will not work, because through the Ukrainian border, people will continue to drive for Ukrainian passports.
8 may it was reported that the Ukrainian government is considering a proposal to deprivation of privileges, social benefits and pensions to residents of Donbass, who received a Russian passport. Kyiv also plans to introduce targeted sanctions against all officials involved in the procedure for issuing Russian passports, and not to admit the documents are valid.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the facilitation of the issuance of Russian passports to residents of the breakaway Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics on April 24. Later Putin said it is considering to simplify the issuing of Russian citizenship for all Ukrainians.
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