Kiev calls it an act of Aggression, Washington is a provocation, but Moscow shows itself to be undeterred and has begun the process of Russian passports to Ukrainian citizens. The Russians are not the only ones: even Though Ukraine knows no dual citizenship, is likely to have hundreds of thousands of citizens, a second passport. Because the Western neighbouring countries of Hungary and Romania large distribute swiftly coveted EU passports.
In the vicinity of the border live to around 150 000 ethnic Hungarian Ukrainians have a right to an EU passport. But apparently, the papers go also to the Ukrainians from the Rest of the country, if you are willing to invest a few hundred Euro in a "Hungarian" CV.
Also Bucharest takes care of its minority in the Ukraine, around 500'000 people there speak Romanian. How the Hungarians make in a few border the majority of areas even. The allocation of EU documents has practiced Bucharest already in Moldova: Between 500 000 and one Million passes were distributed in the impoverished country.
Budapest wants Nato
Poland, Romania and especially Hungary block to have an angry dispute with Ukraine from the broken fence because of their minorities, the fight with ever-more stringent language rules. A newly adopted law provides for Ukrainian as the only official language, official or military, it is forbidden to speak in another language. Also in the media, Ukrainian has to be necessarily represented. In secondary schools, there were also restrictions on the minority.
The restrictions are mainly directed against Russian, which dominates in the East of the country. Also, the newly-elected President Volodimir Selenski speaks better Russian than Ukrainian. He has promised to look into the shortly after his election, adopted the language of the law.
Many Russian-speaking Ukrainians do not perceive the innovation as an Affront, a language barrier for you, but Russians and Ukrainians can communicate without problems.
In the case of the non-Slavic languages in Romanian or in Hungarian it looks different. According to surveys, for example, tens of thousands of Hungarians is not a Ukrainian. Budapest threatens Kiev to block access to Nato, if the restrictive laws will not be changed.
papers for guest workers and refugees
But behind the nationalist bluster of the minority to be the reason for the issuing of passports is likely to be quite profane, In Romania and Hungary there is a lack of manpower because their own citizens to better Jobs and better wages to Western Europe. In Romania, it is expected by 2050, with a population decline of up to 30 percent.
There should now jump the poor neighbors from the Ukraine or Moldova in the breach, for the wages in the brother countries are still a Prince. However, many Ukrainians and Moldovans, they wanted to stay with your EU passport is not in the neighboring country, but to Western Europe travel.
So, too, the Ukraine, run away from the people. And the offer of the Kremlin could exacerbate the Problem, even if Selenski self-declared safe, only a few Ukrainians would accept the Russian offer.
According to the decree of the President Vladimir Putin now has signed, can request the inhabitants of the rebel areas of Donetsk and Luhansk, a passport. Likewise, all the inhabitants of the Crimea, even those who moved away before the Russian annexation in 2014. In addition, Ukrainian guest workers and refugees from the war zone to get passports.
millions of people could benefit
For the Ukrainian presidential election was the number of persons entitled to vote have been given in Russia, with around three million. Added to this are minors or relatives in the Ukraine, who also have a right to have a Russian passport.
So all in all, several millions of Ukrainians could get a Russian passport, which would facilitate the life in Russia or in Eastern Ukraine, without a doubt.
to shrink The Ukraine is threatening to once again dramatically. In addition, the division between those citizens who are oriented to the West, and those of Russia, even dangerous, to deepen, and could be a future unification of the country in the way of would. Thus, the Kremlin would have achieved that, then the actual target of his pass action. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 02.05.2019, 16:51 PM