Belarusians and Ukrainians want to simplify obtaining Russian citizenship

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotobanka citizen of the Russian Federation. Archival photoBelarusians and Ukrainians want to simplify obtaining Russian citizenship© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

The interior Ministry is working on a bill which proposes to exempt Belarusians and «close to the mentality of the Russians,» the Ukrainians from the interview in Russian in obtaining Russian citizenship, said RIA Novosti in the press center of the Ministry.

«Today, work is underway on a bill that amends the law «On citizenship of the Russian Federation». It is proposed to exempt Ukrainian citizens from an interview in the Commission for the recognition of foreign citizen or the person without citizenship by native Russian speakers. Also, these preferences is proposed to extend to citizens of the Republic of Belarus, where Russian language is the state language», — explained in the press center.

The Ministry added that the citizens of Ukraine are potential carriers of the Russian language, use it in the domestic and cultural spheres, but also in their mentality similar to Russian citizens.

After the necessary procedures the draft Federal law is submitted to the Government of the Russian Federation.