Putin Simplified Procedure to Obtain Russian Citizenship to Parts of Donbas

"Crimea is Ukraine. Donetsk is Ukraine. Luhansk is Ukraine. We condemn Russia’s recent absurd and destabilizing decree about Russian passports for Donetsk and Luhansk residents and affirm our strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity" - U.S. Embassy in Kyiv

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24.04.2019

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree simplifying the acquisition of Russian citizenship for residents of certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which are controlled by the “DPR” and “LPR” groups. The document is  published  on the website of the Kremlin.

According to the decree, an application for obtaining Russian citizenship, filed by residents of these areas of Donbass, must be considered within three months from the date of submission. For citizens of other countries, the period is from three-to-six months and can be extended.

The document states that Putin signed a decree “in order to protect the rights and freedoms of a person and citizen, guided by generally accepted principles and norms of international law.” The document comes into force upon publication.

The United States embassy in Kyiv responded swiftly to the decree.

“Crimea is Ukraine. Donetsk is Ukraine. Luhansk is Ukraine. We condemn Russia’s recent absurd and destabilizing decree about Russian passports for Donetsk and Luhansk residents and affirm our strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” it wrote.

Source dn
date 24.04.2019
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