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Ukraine president snubs Putin passport offer and hits back

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy promises to grant citizens to Russians ‘suffering’ under Kremlin ruleVolodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian who last week won Ukraine’s presidential election, has dismissed an offer by Vladimir Putin to provide passports to Ukrainians and pledged instead to grant citizenship to Russians who “suffer” under the Kremlin’s rule.The Russian president on Saturday said Moscow was considering plans to make it easier for all Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship, after it earlier moved to grant passports in the country’s separatist east. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/28/ukraine-president-volodymyr-zelenskiy-snubs-putin-passport-offer-and-hits-back

Author : Agence France-Presse in Kyiv

Publish date : 2019-04-28 13:26:40

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