Ukraine’s envoy to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko stated that Moscow had issued more than 200,000 passports to Ukrainians living in the occupied part of Donbass bordering Russia.
Given the large number of Russian citizens now living in Donbass, the question of their participation in the vote on amendments to the Russian Constitution should be addressed to the CEC of the Russian Federation.
Earlier, the head of the Fair Russia faction in the State Duma, Sergei Mironov, suggested that Russian authorities provide residents of the occupied Donbass who had acquired Russian citizenship with the opportunity to vote on the issue of amending the Russian Constitution.
This is our duty as Russians, our duty to ourselves, and to our homeland,” Mironov said. According to him, after President Putin signed the relevant decree, some 230,000 people living in the occupied territories of Donbass acquired Russian citizenship.
The vote on amendments to the Russian Constitution has been scheduled for July 1, 2020. These votes provide changes for the reset of Putin’s presidential terms, which enables him to run for another two terms after 2024.
Ukraine Today.com / ABC Flash Point Apartheid News 2020.