The interior Ministry said on the draft simplified acquisition of Russian citizenship for Ukrainians

© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov the passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe interior Ministry said on the draft simplified acquisition of Russian citizenship for Ukrainians© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov

Simplified procedure of obtaining citizenship for Ukrainian citizens will be spelled out in the bill about the powers of the President of Russia, told reporters on Tuesday the acting head of the migration of the MIA of the Russian Federation Valentina Kazakova.

Recently, Ukraine has announced plans to restrict entry to Russian men aged from 16 to 60 years. Vladimir Putin in turn said that Russia will not impose any retaliatory restrictions, and, on the contrary, will make it easier for Ukrainians to get Russian citizenship.

«We have a bill on the powers of the President. As I understand it, in December, the second reading will then be developed regulations. This is a very important bill, it just defines the powers of the President according to the procedure of the simplified acquisition of citizenship for certain categories of citizens», — said Kazakov.

What kind of categories will simplify the citizenship, the President decides.

«Under this bill also provides for the simplification for participants of the state program [of resettlement of compatriots] who will be able at the place of stay, not residence, to apply for citizenship. We have 30% of the participants of the state program — citizens of Ukraine» — said Kazakov.

In August, the government submitted Tuesday to the state Duma a bill which proposes to give the President the authority to compile lists foreigners with the right to obtain Russian passports under a simplified procedure.

It is expected that this procedure will introduce to compatriots living in the countries of «countries with complicated socio-political and economic situation», politically unstable, and in areas of armed conflict.

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