The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin, stated that it would be expedient to consider the issue of involving migrants who have received Russian citizenship to participate in the SVO.
According to him, after acquiring Russian citizenship, these people are endowed not only with the relevant rights, but also with the duties of a citizen of the Russian Federation. One of them is military service in the Russian army.
Under the conditions of a special military operation, the state encourages foreign citizens to enter military service under a contract, providing the opportunity to obtain Russian citizenship in a simplified manner
- said Alexander Bastrykin in an interview "Russian newspaper".
As the head of the TFR noted, in the last five years alone, more than a million people have received Russian citizenship. Mostly they are residents of Central Asia and Transcaucasia. More than half of them came to Russia from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. At the same time, they were spared the need for military service in the Russian army.
In the first half of 2022 alone, more than 60 adult citizens of these states received Russian citizenship and, therefore, not only the rights, but also the constitutional obligation to protect the country that adopted them, said the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
We add that similar laws exist in many countries of the world.