Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered that flats be provided for former Ukrainian enforcement officers who betrayed their oath to Ukraine on Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea. Since the individuals need to have been on Ukraine’s register as needing housing, we can only guess whether the turncoats who have zealously helped Russia persecute Crimean Tatars will be thus rewarded.
This is not the first time that Moscow has rewarded traitors. However, Mr. Putin’s order that the Russian government get on to this before February 1, 2021, comes less than two months after the Russian president issued a decree effectively declaring Ukrainian citizens “foreigners” and forcing those Ukrainians without Russian citizenship to either sell their land or risk losing it. Since the decree will apply to the land of many Ukrainians forced to leave their homes after Russia’s invasion, it is possible that their flats could end up “allocated” to traitors.