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Putin fast-tracks Russian citizenship for more Ukrainians

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree fast-tracking Russian citizenship for more Ukrainians, a controversial new move expected to deepen the crisis between the two countries.The latest move comes during a hugely sensitive transitional period in Ukraine where a comedian with no political experience, Volodymyr Zelensky, won a landslide victory in a presidential election last month.Some analysts see it as a Kremlin test for the new administration in Kiev. Putin had already signed a decree on April 24 allowing people living in breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine to receive a Russian passport.The Russian president said last weekend he …read more

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