Putin: “Russian citizenship to Ukrainians”

Putin: “Russian citizenship to Ukrainians”

A decree has been signed extending the simplified procedure

Alexander Ryumin, Sputnik, Kremlin

Russian President Putin has signed a decree extending the simplified procedure for acquiring Russian citizenship to all of Ukraine.

Today’s decree is based on previous provisions concerning the population of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.

These rules had been extended after the conquest of the related territories to the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts.

The extension to the whole of Ukraine of the possibility of obtaining Russian citizenship seems to be the prelude to an attempted annexation.