“It is the sovereign right of Russia,” Moscow has responded to the threat of Kiev for passports for Donbass

Despite all the action or inaction of Kiev, Moscow will continue to issue passports to residents of DND and LNR, who were deprived of all rights to protection by the Ukrainian side.

This decision was announced by Oleg Morozov, member of the Federation Council of Russia. “We will continue to issue passports. It is the sovereign right of Russia and the voluntary desire of citizens DND and LNR. (…) And sanctions — it is empty”, – the politician said, reports RIA “Novosti”.

On 17 July the Russian President signed a decree simplifying the acquisition of Russian passports to the residents of Donbass. And yet earlier, a similar decree was signed for the inhabitants of the Crimea, who in 2014 left the Peninsula.

The President of Ukraine instructed the relevant committees to develop its system for issuing passports to Ukrainians who live outside the country.
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