Ukraine President-Elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy Offers Russians Citizenship

Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he would grant citizenship to ‘representatives of all nations that suffer from authoritarian and corrupt regimes.’ Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

DW: Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskiy offers Russians citizenship

Volodymyr Zelenskiy has offered to grant Ukrainian citizenship to Russians, responding to a similar move by Russia. However, he coupled the offer with a dig at the situation in the neighboring country.

President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy has offered Ukrainian citizenship to Russians, but combined the proposal with criticism of the Kremlin.

"We will provide Ukrainian citizenship to representatives of all peoples who suffer from authoritarian and corrupt regimes. In the first place — the Russians, who today suffer probably the most," Zelenskiy wrote on Facebook on Sunday.

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Update: Ukraine president offers Russians citizenship in snub to Putin (Guardian/AFP).

WNU Editor: Ukraine just banned Russian from public institutions, schools, etc. .... Ukraine Passes Language Law Banning Russian In Public Institutions, Schools, And Public Service Jobs (April 27, 2019). Here is an easy prediction .... not one Russian is going to take this offer.

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