The Duma has allowed the Ukrainians to obtain the Russian passport without a certificate of renunciation of citizenship of Ukraine

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MOSCOW, July 12. /TASS/. The state Duma adopted on Wednesday the amendments that remove obstacles to obtaining citizenship Russia former Ukrainians. The deputies allowed them to provide a certificate of renunciation of citizenship of Ukraine from the competent national authorities.

The relevant rules were passed by the lower house in discussing the second reading of the comprehensive amendments to the laws on Russian citizenship and on the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation. In particular, declarative negotiated procedure without confirmation from the Ukrainian party to the renunciation of citizenship of Ukraine for obtaining residence permits and passports in the Russian Federation.

“A waiver of the citizenship of Ukraine is carried out by means of a Declaration of renunciation to the authority of the state. A document confirming the refusal of a citizen of Ukraine having a nationality is a notarized copy of the application”, – stated in the wording of a second reading.

As explained by the head of the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov, “to help [renouncing citizenship] with Ukraine is now impossible,” and noted that “it is a known fact”. “A lot of people are waiting for the decision of his fate”, he added.