British ambassador calls Russian passports in Donbas an attempt to destabilize Ukraine

British ambassador calls Russian passports in Donbas an attempt to destabilize Ukraine

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British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough has called the decision of President Vladimir Putin to simplify the procedure for obtaining Russian passports by residents of the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions as another attempt to destabilize Ukraine.

“Russia’s decision to grant expedited citizenship to Ukrainians in Donbas is another brazen attempt to destabilize Ukraine. Instead of erecting barriers to peace, Russia should implement Minsk in full and bring a swift end to the conflict,” Gough wrote on Twitter.

As reported, on April 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that allows residents of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine to obtain Russian passports under a simplified procedure.

Ukraine and many democratic countries of the world condemned the Kremlin’s decision.

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