The State Duma of the Russian Federation simplified the procedure to acquire a Russian citizenship for Ukrainians.
“In the third reading the State Duma adopted a bill on simplifying the procedure of obtaining a Russian passport for the citizens of Ukraine. 409 parliamentarians voted for the initiative.”
According to the bill, now the citizens of Ukraine will only need a statement notarized in Russia on their renunciation of the Ukrainian passport. It will be forwarded to Ukraine, but no response documents are required.
Moreover, when acquiring Russian citizenship, a foreigner will be obliged to take an oath.
The same procedure is envisaged for Ukrainians wishing to obtain a residence permit in Russia.
The law is to enter into force on September 1, 2017.