For this, amendments were made to the decree of September 30 “On admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation in a simplified procedure for foreign citizens and stateless persons who have entered into contracts for military service.”
The decree signed in autumn was supposed to grant Russian citizenship under a simplified procedure to foreigners who signed a contract for military service for at least a year – only if they took part in hostilities for at least six months.
Now, nothing is said about participation in hostilities, but there is a mention of a “special operation”.
Thus, foreigners who “concluded contracts for military service during the period of the” special military operation “, as well as members of their families, can now apply for a simplified procedure.
Earlier, the Russian Federation announced that more than 1.4 million Ukrainians have received Russian citizenship since 2019 .
At the same time, all residents of the so-called. “DPR” (captured territory of the Donetsk region) will automatically receive Russian citizenship .
Advisor to the Office of the President Mikhail Podolyak recommended that Ukrainians in the occupied territories not give up their Russian passports in order to “avoid repressions . “
Source: Strana Today