As the Russian news agency TASS reminds us, it was a similar decree earlier Russian President Vladimir Putin Issued to self-declared residents Republics Donetsk and Luhansk. Later, the regulations were extended to Ukrainian Kherson and Zaporizhia Oblasts.
Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the simplified procedure for granting citizenship
“It is established that citizens of Ukraine, Donetsk People’s Republic, Lugansk People’s Republic and stateless persons permanently residing in the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, LPR and Ukraine have the right to apply for Russian citizenship under the simplified procedure,” the decree states. Presented on Monday.
The simplified procedure means that you can apply for citizenship without fulfilling the conditions required by Russian law. It is located aroundin. o The requirement to live in Russia for at least five years or pass the Russian language exam.
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry: The path of state destruction and forced assimilation continues
to make a decision put it in The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry responded. Ukrainian diplomacy “condemns” the decree. “This is another interference with the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and it goes against the rules and principles of international law,” the statement said. It was emphasized that the decree confirms “the Kremlin’s continuation of the path of the seizure of Ukrainian lands, the destruction of the Ukrainian state and the forced assimilation of the Ukrainian nation.”
“Citizens of Ukraine do not need Putin’s citizenship and attempts to impose it by force are doomed to fail,” Dmytro Kuleba commented in a statement.
Ukrainian authorities have reported in the past that Russians issue Russian passports to residents of the occupied Ukrainian territories. At the end of June, the Mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, spoke about it. The Russians were supposed to spread false information that pensioners who do not have a Russian passport will not receive pensions. They also argued that running a company would be banned if it was not registered in Russia.
– This is all nonsense. Mayor Fedorov stressed that the Ukrainian state is fulfilling its duties and paying salaries, pensions and social benefits in full.
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