February 25, 2014 19:07
Adequate support for Russians in Crimea to be prepared soon - Slutsky
MOSCOW. Feb 25 (Interfax) - The head of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Ties with Compatriots, Leonid Slutsky, has stated that the question of issuing Russian passports to the Crimean people should be approached carefully, without escalating the situation.
"It is a question of too subtle a matter, which requires both special preparations and a special resolution by the country's leaders," Slutsky told reporters on Tuesday.
In raising this subject, some of our Crimean colleagues were too quick to succumb to wishful thinking, he said. "But one must realize that in this fight of civilizations we shall not abandon our brothers in Ukraine and over one million of our compatriots who found themselves in this predicament," the committee chair said.
"A set of adequate measures will be worked out soon," he said. It is premature to say what these measures will be like, Slutsky added.
This visit to the Crimea is a response to the recent arrival in Moscow by a delegation from the Crimean Supreme Council, Slutsky said. "The main goal is to show to our compatriots that we stand by their side," he said.
As regards the fast-track acquisition of Russian citizenship by Ukrainians, the bill authored by Duma deputy Ilya Drozdov and already proposed to the State Duma solves this problem, the committee chairman said. This legislative initiative deserves some attention, the parliamentarian said.
"We need the working hands of our Ukrainian brothers, need them to come to Russia. But we should not approach such processes, which may cause extremely strong reactions, including in Kyiv, in an poorly thought out manner: Ukraine is like a gunpowder barrel, and any provocations could lead to bloodshed," Slutsky said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
June 26, 2019
India to start getting S-400 after 2020 - FSMTC of Russia
ISSUES RELATED TO PAYMENTS FOR S-400 CONTRACT WITH INDIA SOLVED - FSMTC
S-400 DELIVERIES TO INDIA TO BEGIN AFTER 2020 - FSMTC
RUSSIA TO COMPLETE S-400 SUPPLIES TO TURKEY BEFORE YEAREND - FSMTC
Russia to be ready to ship S-400s to Turkey in coming weeks - FSMTC chief
Contract with Indonesia for delivery of Su-35 fighter aircraft remains in effect - Russia's FSVTS head
Slutsky fails to win enough votes for election as PACE vice speaker
Russia owes CoE about 85 mln euro for past 2-plus years - source
PACE DOESN'T ELECT DEPUTY HEAD OF RUSSIAN DELEGATION SLUTSKY AS ASSEMBLY'S DEPUTY SPEAKER
All of Tbilisi rioters held on June 21 released, demonstrators told
RUSSIA TO BE READY FOR SHIPMENT OF S-400 SYSTEMS TO TURKEY IN COMING WEEKS, WHICH WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN SEVERAL STAGES - HEAD OF FEDERAL SERVICE FOR MILITARY-TECHNICAL COOPERATION
Former Ingush prosecutor Kalimatov appointed acting head of this republic
CONTRACT WITH INDONESIA FOR DELIVERY OF SU-35 FIGHTER AIRCRAFT IS IN EFFECT AND WILL BE IMPLEMENTED - HEAD OF FEDERAL SERVICE FOR MILITARY-TECHNICAL COOPERATION