Natalia Volkova: Decree on Russian passports became real holiday for residents of Republic

DPR People’s Council deputy Natalia Volkova gave a comment for the press service of the People’s Council regarding a decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, which allows citizens of the DPR and LPR to obtain Russian citizenship in a simplified manner.

According to the parliamentarian, the decree of the Russian leader marked the beginning of a new stage in the formation of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

“The Kiev authorities hypocritically call us Ukrainians and at the same time bombard our schools, hospitals and residential buildings. Ukrainian officials only talk about a peaceful resolution of the conflict, but they themselves sabotage meetings of working subgroups in Minsk. They organize a blockade, they cease to pay pensions to our elderly people and in every possible way they try to break the spirit of the Donbass residents. Every day we are fighting the Ukrainian aggression.

Therefore, the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin “On Determining Categories of Persons Entitled to Apply for Citizenship of the Russian Federation in a Simplified Manner for Humanitarian Purposes” became a breath of fresh air for all residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. This event was a real holiday for all of us,” the deputy noted.

Natalia Volkova stressed that residents of the Republics had chosen a path towards fraternal Russia in 2014.

“We have become an integral part of the Russian world, for which we have been fighting for five years. During this time, our people were able to overcome many difficulties: to protect their borders, to build a nation-state from scratch, to restore the economy, to launch many enterprises. And no one is going to stop there. And the possibility of obtaining citizenship of the Russian Federation is an indicator that we are achieving success on our thorny path.

I express my deepest gratitude to fraternal Russia for the invaluable assistance to the unbroken Donbass. And I congratulate all the residents of the Republic on the significant day that will go down in the history of our state,” the parliamentarian summed up.

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