UNSC schedules urgent meeting to address situation in Eastern Ukraine after Vladimir Putin signs decree to allow citizens to apply for Russian citizenship

The development comes in the backdrop of Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Wednesday that would grant individuals residing in certain districts of eastern Ukraine the right to apply for Russian citizenship using a simplified procedure.

Asian News International April 25, 2019 11:49:46 IST
UNSC schedules urgent meeting to address situation in Eastern Ukraine after Vladimir Putin signs decree to allow citizens to apply for Russian citizenship
  • The United Nations Security Council has scheduled an urgent meeting for Thursday to address the situation in Eastern Ukraine

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Wednesday that would grant individuals residing in certain districts of eastern Ukraine the right to apply for Russian citizenship

  • The decree was signed 24 hours after Ukraine’s election commission officially declared Volodymyr Zelenskiy as the winner of presidential elections

Geneva: The United Nations Security Council has scheduled an urgent meeting for Thursday to address the situation in Eastern Ukraine.

The development comes in the backdrop of Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Wednesday that would grant individuals residing in certain districts of eastern Ukraine the right to apply for Russian citizenship using a simplified procedure.

UNSC schedules urgent meeting to address situation in Eastern Ukraine after Vladimir Putin signs decree to allow citizens to apply for Russian citizenship

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Following the announcement, Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko had said that he would ask the UN Security Council to halt Russia from enacting the decree, according to DW news agency.

The decree was signed 24 hours after Ukraine’s election commission officially declared Volodymyr Zelenskiy as the winner of the country’s recently held presidential elections.

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