Putin intends to issue passports to all Ukrainian citizens under simplified procedure

Source : 112 Ukraine

Putin signed the order on the issuance of the Russian passports to the Ukrainian citizens on the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk
14:11, 27 April 2019

Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin intends to issue passports of the Russian Federation under the simplified procedure to all the citizens of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin stated this at the press service on the results of his visit to the People's Republic of China, as TASS reported.  

“In general, we are thinking of giving our citizenship (Russian citizenship) in a simplified procedure to the citizens of Ukraine", Putin pointed out.

Related: Ukraine to prepare new package of sanctions against Russia due to Putin's order

Earlier ,we reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree which facilitates the procedure of obtaining the Russian citizenship for the residents of the occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk (ORDLO). According to the document, the application for Russia’s citizenship which ORDLO residents file should be considered within three months.

As it was reported, Russia wanted to facilitate the process of obtaining Russian citizenship for the residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics after presidential elections in Ukraine. Putin’s decree was required for that.

Related: EU states find Putin’s decree on passport to disrupt Ukraine’s sovereignty

Ukraine’s Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs reported that people who get Russian passports will lose their Ukrainian citizenship.

Related: UN Security Council convenes for snap session to discuss Putin's decree on Russian passports in Donbas


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