Russia Hurries to Issue Passports for Ukraine’s Former Riot Police

MOSCOW, February 28 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday it has ordered its consulate in Crimea to speed up the issuance of passports and citizenship to members of Ukraine’s elite Berkut riot police. “The Russian consulate in Simferopol has been instructed to take all necessary measures to start issuing Russian passports to officers of the Berkut unit,” the ministry said in its Facebook blog. The new authorities in Kiev have disbanded the Berkut following last

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