Putin issues decree: he will grant Russian citizenship to people living in occupied territories of Ukraine




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  • 2022-05-25 11:26:00Z
  • By Ukrayinska Pravda

MAZURENKO ALONA - WEDNESDAY, 25 MAY 2022, 14:26

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on simplified admission to Russian citizenship for residents of the occupied territories of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts of Ukraine.

Source: Official Internet portal of legal information of the Russian Federation

Details: Putin's new decree amended the text of a document issued in April 2019, according to which the Russian authorities made it easier for residents of the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts to obtain Russian citizenship.

As well as the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, the Kherson region and the occupied areas of Zaporizhzhia Oblast have been added.

The decree provides that applications for Russian citizenship made by residents of these areas will be processed within no longer than three months.

The amendments have entered into force.

 
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