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Russian MFA considers issue of granting citizenship to Askar Kubanychbek uulu

The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Russia considers the issue of issuing a Russian passport to the citizen of Kyrgyzstan Askar Kubanychbek uulu, who was convicted in his home country for participation in the special military operation. Official representative of the ministry Maria Zakharova told at a briefing.

«Yes, I can say that we have received such an appeal, and the issue is being worked on,» she said, answering the question of journalists.

Kyrgyzstani Askar Kubanychbek uulu, convicted for participation in the war in Ukraine, was supported in Russia. The Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights under the President of the Russian Federation prepared an initiative, under which law enforcement agencies are invited not to extradite participants of a special military operation to countries where they could face criminal liability. Member of the Council Kirill Kabanov announced on his Telegram channel.

Earlier it was reported that the citizen of Kyrgyzstan Askar Kubanychbek uulu, sentenced to ten years in prison for voluntary participation in the war in Ukraine, asked to be granted Russian citizenship.

The Pervomaisky District Court of Bishkek sentenced him to 10 years in prison on charges of participating in hostilities in Ukraine. It is noted that the 31-year-old native of At-Bashi district was found guilty of committing a crime under part 2 of Article 416 (mercenary activities) of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic — «Participation in armed conflicts of other states in order to receive material rewards without the permission of the relevant state authorities.»