Ukraine's President Offers Citizenship to Russian Political Refugees

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signed a decree Tuesday offering citizenship to Russians suffering political persecution, and also to foreigners who fought on Kyiv's side in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.Zelenskiy had announced such a move last month in response to a Russian decree expanding the number of Ukrainians who can apply for fast-track Russian passports.Separately Ukraine's state security service declared a Russian consular officer in the western city of Lviv as persona non grata, accusing him of spying. The officer had already left the country, a statement said.Russia's foreign ministry...


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Published By: VOA News Swahili - Tuesday, 13 August

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