: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Putin expands list of Ukrainians eligible for Russian passports


MOSCOW (Reuters):
Russian President Putin has signed a decree expanding the list of Ukrainians
and citizens of some other countries eligible for fast-tracked Russian
passports, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

The initial decree,
simplifying the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents of the
rebel-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, was signed by Putin on
April 24

The move has drawn
rebukes from the European Union and Kiev. The Kremlin on Wednesday published an
expanded list of those eligible to acquire Russian passports within three
months, including those who live in “certain territories” of the
Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The law is effective from the day of signing, May
1.

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Source: The Frontier Post

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