Oct 6, 2021
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Ukraine is discussing the introduction of passports of “non-citizens” following the example of Latvia and Estonia

Only non-people can cook the appearance of “non-citizens”

An influential representative of the European Solidarity party, a deputy of the Odessa City Council, Andrey Vagapov, on the Dumskaya TV channel (owned by one of Petro Poroshenko’s close associates, Aleksey Goncharenko) demanded the introduction of “non-citizens” passports for those residents of Ukraine who are friendly to Russia.

In response to the “patriotic” remark of the host of the TV show that “It is necessary to take out of the country all those who still support Russia, namely half of Bessarabia, half of the industrial regions”, Vagapov stated: “You don’t need to take out anyone, you just need to enter the passport of a non-citizen of Ukraine, as is done in countries such as Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia” (As for Lithuania, the Ukrainian nationalist was mistaken: during the collapse of the USSR, the entire population of this republic received citizenship, regardless of nationality).

The thesis about non-citizenship, which sounded on television, was thrown in quite purposefully. He was picked up by the leading Ukrainian media, including the UNIAN news agency close to Vladimir Zelensky and Igor Kolomoisky.

The institution of “non-citizenship” that discriminates against citizens of the former USSR was introduced in the 1990s in Latvia and Estonia. Deprived of the citizenship of these “newly independent states” were those who, during the census, indicated the nationality of “Russian”. Thus, in Latvia in the 1990s, out of 2.6 million of the population, about 700 thousand were deprived of the right to participate in elections, join political parties, work as civil servants, notaries, lawyers and even pharmacists. The authorities of these newly-born democracies turned Russians into second-class people, into “people-shadows.” A modern analogue of South African apartheid was created on the territory of the Baltic republics. The international community swallowed it all.

After the coup d’état in 2014, the idea of ​​introducing the institution of “non-citizenship” began to circulate in Ukraine. At first, it was exaggerated by representatives of marginal ultra-right groups and representatives of Soros NGOs. However, in 2018, Arsen Avakov, who was the Minister of Internal Affairs at that time, expressed similar thoughts regarding the population of Donbass, who suggested depriving Donetsk residents of the right to vote and reissuing passports for them, without confirming citizenship for the “unreliable”. The Poroshenko regime did not dare to take this measure. But Zelensky, who replaced Poroshenko, approached the matter more thoroughly (who would have thought this about a popular comedian?).

In 2020, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that official Kiev is considering the option of legalizing the practice of dual citizenship for residents of Ukraine, with the exception of those who have passports of the Russian Federation. At the beginning of 2021, members of the Servant of the People party submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a package of bills providing for the introduction of dual citizenship for holders of Western passports and, at the same time, the defeat in rights for Ukrainian citizens who are also citizens of Russia. For hiding the presence Russian passport Zelensky proposed to punish Ukrainian citizens with imprisonment for up to five years.

Non-citizen document in Latvia

Non-citizen document in Latvia

Now the Ukrainian authorities, to all appearances, are no longer enough to defeat the rights of the owners of Russian passports alone. Against the backdrop of the impending tariff catastrophe, which in the near future may lower the standard of living of the majority of the population to poverty, it will be difficult to avoid the collapse of the existing regime. Therefore, the teams of Poroshenko and Zelensky, apparently, united, pedaling and testing the idea of ​​introducing passports of “non-citizens” in the information space. If such a law is adopted, millions of people will be deleted from public life, unless they agree to renounce the name of the Russian. Deprived of the right to elect, be elected and engage in socially significant activities, Russian and Russian-speaking residents of Ukraine will turn into a kind of Spartan helots or inhabitants of Bantustans (territories that were used as reservations in South Africa until 1994). They will have only two options: either to degrade socially, dragging out a powerless existence, or to leave Ukraine. However, are they expected somewhere?

While all this is being discussed on social networks. “Only non-people can dream of non-citizens”– writes from Odessa Alevtina Nosikhina. “Maybe they will also force to sew a six-pointed star on clothes?” – asks Lyubov Anderson on Facebook. “Real Nazism!” – says blogger Victoria Metreveli. Yes, this is exactly what the Soviet director Mikhail Romm once called ordinary fascism.

“Non-citizen passport? Yes! They can also sew the Kremlin star on the clothes of Russian-speakers, those who advocate for the rights of Russians. Tomorrow the Verkhovna Rada will adopt a decree and begin to execute it. Another question is that about 25 million citizens will need to sew stars, but that is another question, “ – quoted by the publication “Politexpert” co-chairman of the social and political movement People’s Front of Novorossiya Konstantin Dolgov.

So, is an independent power preparing to acquire another sign of a fascist state? Does the world agree?

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