Distribution of Russian passports in Zaporozhye region

Russia is going to send visiting teams of employees of its Ministry of Internal Affairs to the Zaporozhye region to distribute Russian passports.

Source: TASS

Literally: “Visiting teams of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia can be organized in the Zaporozhye region to receive documents for obtaining a Russian passport. Options for organizing the process are being worked out.”

Details: Volodymyr Rogov, a member of the so-called “main council of the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region,” announced this.

Background:

  • On May 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the simplified admission to Russian citizenship of residents of the occupied territories of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of Ukraine.
  • The occupying authorities announced that all residents of the Kherson region will have the right to obtain Russian citizenship, and they are also going to return the coat of arms of the times of the Russian Empire in the occupied territory.
  • Ukraine considers Putin’s decree on Russian passports to be “insignificant”.
  • On May 25, the Russian invaders informed the local residents of Mariupol that they could acquire Russian citizenship without obtaining the intermediate citizenship of the so-called “DPR”.
  • Andriy Klishas, ​​head of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation, said that the right to decide whether to continue living with Russia belongs to residents of all Ukrainian territories occupied by the Russian Federation, and not just those who live in Donbas.

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