Ukraine appeals to the UN Security Council, as Russia simplified the procedure of citizenship granting for citizens of occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko reported this on Twitter.
“On behalf of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, we appealed to the UN Security Council. This daring step contradicts the Minsk Agreements approved by the Security Council,” Yelchenko noted.
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.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs reported that people who get Russian passports will lose their Ukrainian citizenship.