Ukraine's letter to UN: Putin's decision to issue Russian passports to Ukrainians is null and void

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine urges the international community to react and enhance pressure on Russia
08:00, 25 April 2019

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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.

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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.

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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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