President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation (RF) has signed a law on terminating Ukrainian citizenship for Russians who hold Ukrainian citizenship, from the date of making an announcement in that regard at the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The aforesaid law was posted on the official website of Russia’s legal information, RIA Novosti reported.
"Practically, the application of this mechanism should ensure the implementation of the right to employment in [Russian] state and local self-government bodies for those RF citizens... training in educational organizations that provide access to applicants in matters of state secrets, as well as the regulation of other issues, in the case of the resolution of which Ukrainian citizenship is a limiting factor," stated in the conclusion of the international committee of the Federation Council of Russia.
According to this law, from the day of submitting the declaration of no longer wanting to be a Ukrainian citizen, a Russian is obligated not to carry out actions "related to the exercise of the rights and duties provided for Ukrainian citizens." In case of non-fulfillment of this obligation, a conclusion is issued, according to which the termination of Ukrainian citizenship is considered invalid.
"A person has the right to make a second declaration on renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship 10 years after that conclusion," it was also noted in the conclusion of the aforesaid committee of the Federation Council of Russia.