#Commentary of Vladimir Bidyovka on Ukrainian MFA call not to follow simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship
After the signing of the law by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, which establishes a simplified procedure for obtaining citizenship and residence permits in the Russian Federation for Ukrainians, the Ukrainian authorities broke out a series of loud statements.
In particular, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry called the new law a continuation of “legal discrimination and infringement of Ukrainian citizens’ rights, who for various reasons live and work in the territory of Russia, as well as on the territory of Ukraine occupied by it.”
Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov gave the following description of simplifying the procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship, “a hybrid fabrication” of the Russian authorities, which is aimed at ensuring that all the Ukrainians have become Russian.
The first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on State Building and the Law Mikhail Yemelyanov, in turn, called the reaction of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry hysterical and said that it was about the infringement but protection of rights of Ukrainian citizens.
For my part, I want to say that the actions of the Ukrainian authorities that prevent the termination of Ukrainian citizenship are a violation of human rights: “No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of their citizenship or of the right to change their nationality” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, art. 15, para. 2). In this sense, the law adopted in the Russian Federation really protects the rights of Ukrainians who have expressed a desire to change their citizenship. For the Kiev regime, the violation of human rights has become so commonplace that any attempts to really protect the rights of its citizens cause an inadequate reaction, accusations of opponents of all mortal sins and unreasonable claims.
I have already commented on the beginning of this story and explained how Ukraine is sliding into virtual reality, because the actual state of affairs, statistics, the economy and the whole country are in a terrible condition, and Kiev does not want to show it. Moreover, not only Ukrainian citizens are tired of the constant fakes of Ukrainian officials, but the world community too, and even Western allies don’t even take the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry seriously.
Vladimir Bidyovka, the DPR People’s Council deputy