Residents of the self-proclaimed DPR, LPR, as well as Zaporozhye and Kherson regions will be able to acquire Russian citizenship after taking the oath. This was announced by Pavel Krasheninnikov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on State Construction and Legislation.
“Persons living in the new Russian territories, as well as those who previously lived in these territories, but left for Russia, acquire the citizenship of the Russian Federation as a result of recognition, subject to submission of an application and taking the oath of a citizen of the Russian Federation,” Krasheninnikov said (quoted from “Interfax”).
According to MP, Russia recognizes documents on education, work experience, the right to receive pensions and other documents of residents of the annexed territories that were issued to them in Ukraine. In addition, until the end of 2022, “the hryvnia will be allowed to circulate” in the republics and regions.
Territorial bodies of federal executive authorities on the annexed lands should appear by June 1, 2023, he said. Krasheninnikov also said that the existing military formations of the “new subjects” would be included in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
It is expected that the deputies will consider a bill on the entry of Ukrainian territories into Russia on Monday, October 3. According to Krasheninnikov, they have already been submitted to the State Duma.
Earlier on Sunday, October 2, the Constitutional Court of Russia acknowledged four treaties on the accession to Russia of the occupied territories of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, corresponding to the Basic Law of the Russian Federation.
On Friday, September 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed contracts on the admission to Russia of four new subjects – the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. This “clear choice,” the president said, adding: “People living in Kherson, Zaporozhye, Lugansk and Donetsk become ours forever.”
After that, in accordance with Russian law, Putin turned to the Constitutional Court with a request to check international treaties for compliance with constitutionality. The court considered the President’s appeal for one day.