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Russian Сonsulate-General in Crimea to be turned into Foreign Ministry office

March 21, 2014, 17:14 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Consulate-General in Crimea will be turned into an office of the Foreign Ministry.

“The Federal Migration Service will deal with Russian citizenship issues,” State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said on Friday.

For his part, Russian Consul-General in Simferopol Vyacheslav Svetlichny told Itar-Tass, “The consulate will be turned into an office of the Russian Foreign Ministry in the Republic of Crimea.”

“Until now a decision has not been made and I’ll perform duties of consul-general. If it is taken I’ll be head of the Foreign Ministry office in the Republic of Crimea,” Svetlichny said.

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