The second in line are former Ukrainian officials, and finally, common residents of Donbass.
Russia will distribute citizenship to residents of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in three stages. Occupants have already made lists for obtaining passports of the Russian Federation.
This was told on oboz.tv by the Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, Georgiy Tuka.
According to him, the process of certification has already begun; the lists were compiled approximately three months ago.
According to Tuka, in the first wave of applicants for citizenship of the Russian Federation must be militants who are part of the first and second army corps of LDPR. In the second wave, Russian passports will be given to local collaborators, mainly former Ukrainian officials and civil servants, and finally to ordinary citizens.
“We must understand what the meanness by this step. Russia has made changes to its own legislation. It acts solely within the framework of its sovereignty as if it does not violate any international agreements and arrangements. The fact that this does not correspond to the spirit of the Minsk agreements is a political assessment, and from a legal point of view it is very difficult to bring to a specific responsibility,” the Deputy Minister noted.
Tuka noted that Russia wants to get an additional opportunity to openly use its armed forces in the Donbass under the pretext of “protecting citizens of the Russian Federation”.
“I see the actions of Ukraine solely at the political level, what the Ukrainian government is already doing. Statements by the President, the Foreign Minister, and the convening of the UN Security Council is, in fact, a single mechanism. I want to believe that such actions by the Kremlin will trigger, trigger, which will launch the next round of sanctions against the Russian Federation. This will be the most adequate response to such steps of Russia,” he concluded.