Actor and showman Nikita Dzhigurda became a citizen of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND). He called himself a "Russian artist and therefore, of Ukrainian origin". "Donbass has always been the soul of Ukraine, but this soul began to crucify," explained your step out of the chair.
"I'm Russian artist and poet of Ukrainian descent and proud of it. Donbass has always been the soul of Ukraine, but this soul began to crucify. Today I advocate that on this site, finally, came the world", — explained the artist.
The chair noted that "in the Donbass, real men who do the right thing". "After all, if the citizens of the Republic likened the Ukrainian nationalists on the territory of Ukraine there would be chaos. That's why I stand for peace and friendship", — he added.
In February, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the recognition in Russia of the documents and registration plates of vehicles issued to citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently living in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The normative act will apply until a political settlement of the situation in the region.
In Kiev called the move by Moscow, Russia's violation of international law. In response to the Kremlin explained, that Russia does not equal issued in the Donbass documents to the Ukrainian passports.