Ukraine’s statement to the UN Security Council concerning the facilitated procedure of issuance of the Russian passports to the residents of ORDLO (the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, - ed.) will be spread as an official document, as Ukraine’s Mission to UN reported on Twitter.
.@YelchenkoUN in a letter to #UNSG: the decision by @KremlinRussia_E to issue Russian passports to Ukrainian citizens in the occupied territories of #Ukraine is null and void.— UKR Mission to UN (@UKRinUN) 24 апреля 2019 г.
Ukraine calls on the international community to respond by increasing pressure on #Russia. Read more ⤵ pic.twitter.com/yAwbaOrmsW
Earlier, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed a decree which facilitates the procedure of obtaining Russian citizenship for the residents of the occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk (ORDLO).
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.
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