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Putin floats ?common citizenship? for Russians, Ukrainians

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Ukrainians and Russians were “one people” and would benefit from common citizenship, after he angered Kiev by offering to fast-track Russian passports for Ukrainians.”I’ve said many times that Ukrainians and Russians are brotherly nations. More over, I believe that they are essentially one people with various cultural, linguistic and historic peculiarities,” a smiling Putin told reporters.”If Ukraine gives passports to Russians and we in Russia give passports and citizenship to Ukrainians then sooner or later we will inevitably have a predictable outcome — everyone will have common citizenship.””This should be welcomed,” …read more

Source: The News International

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