Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday Moscow is considering fast-tracking Russian citizenship for all Ukrainians, not only those living the war-torn parts of eastern Ukraine.
Putin made his comments during a press conference at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
This comes days after Putin signed a presidential decree that would allow people who permanently reside in certain areas of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions to apply for Russian citizenship through a simplified process.
The EU condemned the decree Thursday “as another attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty by Russia.” The plan also drew condemnation from the U.S. …read more
Source: European Voice