Russia comes next in their attempts to get Ukrainian citizens into their ranks. For example, on April 24, right after the presidential elections in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that gives the residents ORDO the opportunity to obtain Russian passports under the simplified procedure.

Then, on April 29, Putin has made another proposal: to introduce a common citizenship for residents of the Russian Federation and Ukraine.

Yesterday, may 7, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said that the Russian government is ready to approve the simplification of obtaining a residence permit.

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