Russian State Duma is preparing to consider issuing Russian passports to residents of the DPR and LPR
According to the channel Russia TodayInitially, there are three main areas of work: the strengthening of humanitarian assistance, the development of cultural activities and the provision of legal support. It is the latter direction, according to Shargunov, that may lead the Russian Foreign Ministry to consider the issue of the legal possibility of introducing willing residents of Donbass into the number of citizens of the Russian Federation.
This initiative will require certain legislative changes, as some lawyers believe. However, Russia already has a certain experience in this direction: obtaining citizenship of the Russian Federation by residents of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika, Abkhazia and South Ossetia even before Moscow recognized the last two independent states.
In Ukraine, the initiative of the Russian deputy provoked a storm of indignation, which once again proves that the Ukrainian authorities and representatives of the Maidan public, not particularly interested in the fate of the inhabitants of Donbass, are closely watching news reports from Russia and legislative initiatives of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
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