Russia and UAE to discuss upgrade of Pantsyr-S antiaircraft missile/gun systemsMilitary & Defense February 20, 18:26
Russia signs large contract on delivery of T-90MS main battle tanks to Middle EastMilitary & Defense February 20, 18:13
Russian combat engineers complete mission in Syria’s AleppoMilitary & Defense February 20, 17:59
Le Pen says Assad only choice in the face of Islamic State's threatWorld February 20, 17:51
Russian defense contractor unveils new reconnaissance drone at Abu Dhabi arms showMilitary & Defense February 20, 17:12
The highlights of IDEX-2017 military expoMilitary & Defense February 20, 17:03
Moscow group of Syrian opposition seeks equal rights at Geneva talksWorld February 20, 16:54
Russia's Rostec to sell 12% in Russian Helicopters to investors consortiumBusiness & Economy February 20, 15:53
Four Russian servicemen killed in car blast in SyriaWorld February 20, 15:46
MOSCOW, March 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Consulate-General in Crimea will be turned into an office of the Foreign Ministry, State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said on Friday.
“The Federal Migration Service (FMS) will deal with Russian citizenship issues. Many people, not only in Ukraine, wish to receive Russian citizenship,” the diplomat said. “The FMS has started issuing Russian passports on the territory of Crimea. It has opened a rather big office in Simferopol and Sevastopol. First passports have been issued.”
“I’m sure that legislative initiatives are indispensable. Corresponding funding has been provided from the budget. The work continues in all directions,” Karasin said.
“I’m convinced that people, who seek to receive citizenship, will have it. They need patience,” he said.
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.”
“Till now a decision has not taken 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.