Zelensky compared Russian elections in Donbass to slavery

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Vladimir Zelensky told how Russia violates international law

The participation of Ukrainians from ORDLO in the Russian elections is an element of certification, Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.

Bringing residents of the uncontrolled part of Donbass to the autumn elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation looks like slavery. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview TV channel Dom on Thursday, 5 August.

“Elections to the State Duma. They put Ukrainians with these passports (Russian – ed.) On buses, make them vote. This is some kind of slavery. the president.

The head of state noted that the participation of Ukrainians from ORDLO in the Russian elections is an element of the passport system, which was previously carried out in the annexed Crimea.

“As for Russia on passportisation. Russia violates international law. How is passportisation (in the Donbass – ed.) Different from passportisation in Crimea? Yes, nothing. First you give out Russian passports, and then you go in and say: I protect my population. it’s dangerous, “he said.

Earlier, Russia said that from 2016 to 2020 almost a million Ukrainian citizens received a Russian passport… Moreover, not only residents of the occupied regions of Donbass, but also allegedly residents of other regions of Ukraine became citizens of the Russian Federation.

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