Volker calls on Ukraine to support citizens of Donbas suffering from Russian aggression

U.S. Special Representative reminded that the people in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine are Ukrainian citizens
10:07, 28 April 2019

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U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker called Ukrainian government to support the citizens of Donbas, who suffered from the Russian aggression. Volker wrote this Twitter.

“The people in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine are Ukrainian citizen,” Volker emphasized.

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Besides, according to the U.S. Special Representative, it is the duty of the Ukrainian government to do everything possible to support those people and alleviate the suffering caused by Russian aggression.

Earlier, we reported that Russian 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). According to the document, the application for Russia’s citizenship which ORDLO residents file should be considered within three months.

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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.

Related: EU condemns order on issuance of Russian passport to citizens of Donbas

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David Penrose Barneby

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10 May 2019, 16:32
The citizen of Donbass are largely Russian as the Donbass region broke away from Russia separately from Ukraine , but eventually linked up with Ukraine . The region is more intensely populated than much of Ukraine and has been a major heavy industrial region , sponsored by Russia , integrated with Russian industries across the border and for a Russian market . Donbass is the home of the Ukraine breakaway people , they are being attacked by the Kiev military , not the Russians .
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