OREANDA-NEWSThe first deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Irina Gerashchenko, demanded that Russia cancel the decision on the simplified issuance of Russian passports to residents of Donbass. She wrote about it on Facebook. “To implement a political bloc, Vladimir Putin must repeal his decrees on the illegal passportisation of Ukrainians,” Gerashchenko said.

She stressed that Kiev allegedly fulfilled its part of the agreements, adopting the necessary laws that did not come into force because of Russia and the Crimea. "We adopted a law on amnesty (which, incidentally, does not include terrorists and murderers, but“ lost ”- yes), and about the features of local government," added Gerashchenko. Earlier it was reported that the winner of the Ukrainian presidential election, Vladimir Zelensky, responded to Putin on passports for residents of Donbass.

Earlier it was reported that the simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship can be introduced for all citizens of Ukraine, and not just residents of the DPR and LPR, Vladimir Putin said on Saturday. He was answered by Vladimir Zelensky: people with a criminal record can get Russian passports, and those who appreciate freedom can get Ukrainian passports. 
On Saturday, Vladimir Zelensky, who won in the second round of the presidential elections in Ukraine, responded to Putin’s statements. “Firstly, I would not advise the Russian authorities to waste time trying to tempt citizens of Ukraine with Russian passports,” he said. “Perhaps someone will do it for the sake of earning money or trying to escape from criminal investigations.”

In March 2014, a referendum was held in Crimea, which resulted in the peninsula becoming a territorial part of Russia, and Sevastopol - a city of federal significance. Ukraine does not recognize the results of the plebiscite.