Putin expands fast-track Russian citizenship to all Ukraine – Times of India

KHARKIV: Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday increasing a quick observe to Russian citizenship to all Ukrainians.
Until just lately, solely residents of Ukraine‘s jap Donetsk and Luhansk areas, in addition to residents of the southern Zaporizhzhia and the Kherson areas, giant components of that are beneath Russian management, have been eligible for the simplified process.
Between 2019, when the process was first launched for the residents of Donetsk and Luhansk, and this yr greater than 720,000 residents of the rebel-held areas within the two areas – about 18% of the inhabitants – have acquired Russian passports.
In late May this yr, three months after Russia invaded Ukraine, the fast-track process was additionally supplied to residents of the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson areas. A month in the past the primary Russian passports have been reportedly handed on the market.