It came from Ukraine ex-soldiers of “Berkut” has proposed to give citizenship

Konstantin Zatulin

Four former fighters of Kharkiv “Berkut”, who moved to Russia, it would be possible to give citizenship. About it on air of radio station “Moscow speaking” said the Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and relations with compatriots Konstantin Zatulin.

“However, it is simultaneously the citizenship of Ukraine in accordance with our current laws. Therefore, everything depends not only from us but from them,” the MP said.

He added that the former employees of “Berkut” may not be recognized in Russia as political refugees. “They are in the purest form are political immigrants, but we have political asylum cannot be granted to nationals of countries with which at Russia the visa-free procedure for crossing the border. But with Ukraine still we have this order,” — said Zatulin.

The MP added that he had submitted to the Duma a bill to abolish this rule, but the document in the lower house of Parliament has not been considered.

Previously, on 15 April, a lawyer Valentin Rybin said that Vladislav Mastaga, Tom Felts, Alexander Kostyuk and Vitaliy Goncharenko moved to Russia. “13 April, they quietly boarded a bus and went to Russia. Internal passports, openly and completely relaxed. Not only escaped, because he was not under restraint and left in a safe place,” said Rybin.

About the arrest of four former employees of “Berkut” of Kharkiv region reported in June 2016. They were charged with abuse of power and official authority, grievous bodily harm 35 citizens and the attempted premeditated murder of two and more persons. in addition, one of the detainees was charged with the murder of two and more persons.