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Ukrainian refugees received Russian passports in Crimea

CrimeaPRESS reports:

The first refugees evacuated from Ukraine and now living in Crimea received Russian passports, having gone through a simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship. The award ceremony was held at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Crimea.

Full-fledged citizens of our country have become 10 people of different ages who left the territory of Ukraine, as well as those who arrived from the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

Opening the ceremony, the Minister of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea, Police Lieutenant-General Pavel Karanda addressed the audience with a welcoming speech:

Being a citizen of Russia is a great honor. From the moment you receive the main document of a citizen of the Russian Federation — a passport, you become full-fledged citizens of Russia, acquire certain rights and obligations of our country. I am sure that you made the right choice when you decided to become citizens of the Russian Federation

The Minister presented passports and congratulated the new Russian citizens on such an important day in their lives.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea explained the mechanism for obtaining Russian citizenship by Ukrainian refugees:

Citizens of Ukraine who arrived after 19 February 2022 applied to the Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea , with an application for admission to citizenship in a simplified manner in accordance with subparagraph «c» of paragraph 1 of the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated 19.04.2019 No. 187 «On Certain Categories of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons, having the right to apply for admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation in a simplified manner. As soon as possible, the employees of the migration departments documented these persons with certificates of temporary asylum on the territory of the Russian Federation, after which a decision was made in respect of them to acquire the citizenship of the Russian Federation.

The Decree establishes that the right to apply for admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation in a simplified manner in accordance with Part 8 of Article 14 of the Federal Law-62 «On Citizenship of the Russian Federation» dated 31.05.2002 granted to citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently residing in the territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine as of 07.04 and 27..31 respectively, as well as their children, including adopted (adopted), spouses and parents who have one of the documents confirming the right to stay (residence) in the Russian Federation (temporary residence permit, residence permit, refugee certificate, certificate of temporary asylum), or a certificate of a participant in the State Program for assistance in voluntary resettlement to the Russian Federation of compatriots living living abroad).

Work with this category of citizens is under the personal control of the Minister of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea, citizens are provided with all kinds of assistance within their competence.

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