Ukrainian parliament member Yevgeny Rybchinskyi suggested a way to respond to Russia simplifying the procedure of issuing Russian passports to residents of the Donbass region in his speech on April 26, Politnavigator News & Media Website reports.
According to him, Ukraine should start distributing Ukrainian passports right in the middle of Moscow.
“Why don’t we start handing out Ukrainian passports right in the middle of Moscow? … Someone might think that I’m kidding. No, this is not a joke, ” stressed the MP.
Many Russian people with Ukrainian roots would love to obtain Ukrainian citizenship in regions like Tyumen or Kuban, or the city of Moscow, added the deputy. He stressed that, ethnically, the region of Kuban is predominantly Ukrainian.
“If there is a war, and they are being undiplomatic to us, then we must respond in the same undiplomatic way,” he said.
On April 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree allowing a simplified procedure for issuing Russian passports to residents of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions. This decision was caused, first of all, by the desire to solve pressing human rights issues for the residents of Donbass, where “it crosses all boundaries from a human rights perspective to tolerate this situation”, stressed Putin.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency