The issuing of Russian passports to residents of Drvota: Sergei Pivovarov / RIA Novosti
The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has condemned Moscow’s decision to distribute a simplified procedure for granting Russian citizenship to all residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. About it reports the UNIAN.
The Ministry actions of the Russian side called undisguised interference in the internal Affairs of Ukraine as an independent and sovereign state.
17 July the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on simplification of obtaining Russian citizenship by all inhabitants of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. According to the document, to apply for the issuance of Russian passports in a simplified manner can the citizens of Ukraine and persons without citizenship having permission for temporary residence or residence permit in Russia, and a refugee certificate or a certificate of temporary asylum.
Putin his two decrees ordered to simplify the issuance of Russian citizenship to inhabitants of Donbass, and Ukrainians who were born or lived in Crimea or Sevastopol and left before joining the Peninsula to Russia, 24 April and 1 may. The head of state noted that the measure was taken for humanitarian purposes. The Ukrainian authorities refused to recognize the new ID and threatened Moscow with sanctions point.
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