Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that makes it easier for orphans to obtain Russian citizenship, including in the occupied territories.
The document says UPthat orphans, as well as those left without parental care and incapacitated persons with Ukrainian citizenship can become citizens of Russia under a simplified procedure. Organizations where children or guardians are located, located in the territories of the temporarily occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions, have the right to demand Russian citizenship for them. The following persons may apply:
- The guardian of the child or his trustee, who are citizens of the Russian Federation, Ukraine or residents of the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Exception: temporarily appointed guardian upon the general application of the parents, as they are temporarily unable to fulfill their duties.
- Head of an organization for orphans and children left without parental care, located on the territory of the LPR, DPR, Zaporozhye or Kherson region, if the child is placed under supervision in such an organization. Exception: temporary placement of a child in such an organization due to the inability to fulfill their duties as parents, adoptive parents or guardians.
- The head of the body of guardianship and guardianship, “acting as a guardian or custodian” in relation to the child.
Recall that earlier the President of the Russian Federation signed a decree on simplified admission to Russian citizenship citizens of Ukraine. Part of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions are under Russian occupation. Their residents now, if desired, can obtain Russian citizenship under a simplified procedure. The document is published on the official portal of legal information. The decree comes into force on the day of its signing.