Russia Says Half A Million Passports Issued In Eastern Ukraine In Last Two Years
May 02, 2021 11:11 GMT
Russia's Interior Ministry says that more than 527,000 people in parts of eastern Ukraine where Moscow-backed separatist formations are waging a war against Kyiv have been granted Russian citizenship over the past two years.*
The ministry's press service made the announcement on May 2 to the state news agency TASS.
It said around 40 percent of applications had been rejected, citing expulsions or restrictions on entry to Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in April 2019 issued an order for a simplified and expedited citizenship process for residents of those areas.
Moscow's policy of handing out citizenship in Ukraine has come under intense international criticism as a bid to further destabilize the area, where more than 13,000 people have been killed since the fighting started in April 2014.
Ukraine has condemned the Russian naturalization of Ukrainian citizens as part of a hybrid-warfare campaign being waged by Moscow and a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty.
Don't forget this hotspot is still active. Which will light the fuse that sets the world on fire - Russia/Ukraine? Israel's current situation? China/Taiwan? When it begins it will spread quickly - be ready, rapture probably any day now!
So much going on, so many countries getting involved, it's hard to keep up with everything! Something big is most definitely going on; I'm expecting one of the many hot spots will provide the spark that sets the world aflame. If you don't have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, what are you waiting for? All hell is about to break loose on the planet, and He's your only hope for escape!