the press service of the NSDC
The decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin about the simplified procedure of obtaining Russian citizenship for residents of the occupied regions of Donetsk and Lugansk region is a deliberate escalation of aggression against Ukraine and the pressure on the leadership. This was stated by Secretary of national security and defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov, the press service of the Ministry.
Turchynov noted that the issuing of Russian passports Putin creates legal conditions for the official use of the armed forces of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.
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“This is due to the fact that the Russian legislation allows the use of armed force to protect Russian citizens outside the Russian territory,” – said Turchinov.
Turchynov hopes for the international response with increased sanctions pressure.