Ukrainian citizens in Moscow-occupied areas of the country, who have refused to apply for Russian passports, are being denied medical services by the occupation “authorities,” Ukraine’s National Resistance Center (NRC) said in a message on its website on Sept. 4.
The report alleges that the Kremlin is thereby seeking new ways to compel locals to become Russian citizens.
"Hospitals in the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhya [Oblast] will not serve Ukrainians from Sept. 1 if they do not have Russian citizenship," the message reads.
Furthermore, according to the center, there were previously documented instances where high school students were denied tuition if they didn’t have Russian passports.
“Lists of all people who refuse to obtain a passport are handed over to so-called migration departments,” the report adds.
“After the lists have been submitted, people are given 10 days to ‘rectify’ the situation. Only after this are they admitted to classes.”
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