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Migration Service asks to control matter of Russian citizenship pledged to Berkut

March 19, 2014, 13:23 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Member of the Russian Public Chamber Maxim Grigoryev in a letter addressed to Deputy Head of the Federal Migration Service Nikolai Smorodinov has asked him to bring under control the situation in respect to granting Russian citizenship to servicemen of the former Berkut riot police.

Grigoryev said that a group of servicemen of the former Berkut police addressed him, asking for Russian citizenship. "All of them received wounds of a different severity during the unconstitutional coup in Ukraine," Grigoryev said.

"Berkut servicemen have provided all the necessary documents to authorized representatives of the Russian authorities. Their health and life is under threat posed by the Ukrainian radical pro-fascist organizations,” Grigoryev emphasized in the letter.

“I ask you to bring the matter of granting Russian citizenship to the Berkut servicemen under your personal control," the letter said.

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