Tomorrow, the first inter-parliamentary agreement between a Russian region and the Donbass will be signed in Crimea.
Andrei Kozenko, deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and the coordinator of the Russia-Donbass integration committee announced this on his Facebook page.
According to the MP, today the official delegations of the DPR and LPR arrived in Simferopol to participate in the festive events dedicated to the celebration of the 365th anniversary of the Pereyaslav Rada.
[From the Facebook page, we add that the Donetsk People’s Republic is represented by the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, and by the chairman of the DPR parliament, Vladimir Bidevka. The Lugansk People’s Republic is represented by the Speaker of the Parliament of the LPR Denis Miroshnichenko and by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the LPR Vladislav Daney.]
The main events will be held in Simferopol at noon on January 18 near the monument to Bogdan Khmelnitsky where a solemn meeting will be held, dedicated to the 365th anniversary of the Pereyaslav Rada. Afterwards, it is planned to sign an inter-parliamentary agreement between the Crimea and the republics of Donbass.
“I want to emphasize that this is the first agreement of this kind. Crimea will be the first subject of the Russian Federation to sign the official inter-parliamentary agreement with the People’s Councils of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics,” Kozenko said.
As part of the celebrations, the signing of twin-town agreements between the cities of Yalta and Lugansk (LNR), Kerch and Makeyevka (DPR) will also take place.
Earlier, State Duma deputy Natalya Poklonskaya said that Russia is obliged to give citizenship to the residents of Donbass, as well as to recognize the DPR and LPR.
On December 25, the President of Russia supported the senators’s proposals on simplifying the acquisition of Russian citizenship for migrants from Ukraine and Belarus.
Earlier, during his annual press conference, Putin promised to continue supporting Donbass. He noted that it was the Kiev authorities who were forcing Russia to provide assistance to residents of the LPR and DPR. This situation will continue as long as there are russophobes in power who do not understand the interest of their people.
Recall, on December 18, State Duma Deputy Andrei Kozenko called for the citizens of Donbass to be granted Russian citizenship without the need to move to Russia.
On the same day, the State Duma of Russia adopted a law vesting the country’s president with the authority to determine the categories of foreigners eligible to receive Russian citizenship in a simplified manner.
On December 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian Federation will respond to the actions of Kiev by simplifying the acquisition of citizenship of the Russian Federation for residents of Ukraine.