May 14, 11:59 pm
In Minsk, he responded to Klimkin's words about the threat due to Russian passports
Belarusian Belarusian foreign minister Vladimir Makei, according to the portal Tut.by., said Belarusian Belarusian foreign minister Vladimir Makei, Belarus sees no problems in relation to Russia's decision to issue passports to residents of the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR.
"We have not only Russians, but also many Poles, Uzbeks and representatives of the Caucasus, and is a Lao. Belarus is a small but multi-ethnic state and we always do everything to protect the interests of our citizens," he said. .
Thus, he commented on the statements by Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin, who said that Moscow's decision to issue Russian passports to LPR and DPR residents poses a threat to national security not only in Ukraine but also in Ukraine in other countries, including Belarus.
In mid-April, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the simplified acquisition of citizenship for the residents of the DPR and the LPR. In accordance with the document, to become citizens of Russia with a simplified humanitarian regime, they are entitled to "persons permanently residing in the territories of some regions of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine".
Putin later declared, supporting his decision, that the residents of the DPR and the LPR "are completely deprived of any civil rights".
The Ukrainian government has threatened to deprive residents of Donetsk and Lugansk pensions who had received a Russian passport.