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‘Don’t Waste Your Time,’ Zelenskiy Tells Putin After Citizenship Offer To Ukrainians

Ukraine’s President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy has told Moscow “not to waste time trying to lure Ukrainian citizens with Russian passports,” after Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow could ease the process of granting Russian citizenship to Ukrainians.

Ukrainians understand that Russian citizenship means “the right to be arrested for peaceful protests,” and “the right not to have free and competitive elections,” Zelenskiy wrote in a Facebook post on April 27.

“It’s the right to basically forget all rights and freedoms,” he wrote.

“Ukraine’s difference, in particular, is in the fact that we, Ukrainians, have freedom of speech in our country, free media …read more

Source: Voice of America

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