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Crimean residents free to decline Russian citizenship until April 18

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Apr. 08, 2014 12:51
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People queue to get their Russian passports in the Crimean capital Simferopol on March 24, 2014.
Photo by AFP PHOTO/ YURIY LASHOV

 About 300 Crimean residents wishing to retain their Ukrainian citizenship have filed their statements with the Federal Migration Service, passport section head of the Federal Migration Service's territorial department Fyodor Karpovets said. According to the official, Crimean residents wishing to reject the Russian citizenship must file their statements before April 18.

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