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Residents self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (LNR and DNR) have started to receive Russian passports in the two temporary checkpoints on the border of Russia and Ukraine, writes owned by Grigory Berezkin RBC with reference to sources close to the interior Ministry.
According to one of interlocutors of Agency, the application for the issuance of passports currently approved for 1.2 thousand people. Just considering 12 thousand documents.
Earlier it was reported that Russian citizenship went the first 34 residents of Donbas. The head of the migration service of the DND Vladimir Krasnoshchek told that in the future such “flights” will be almost daily and will be carried out according to lists provided by the Russian authorities. He pointed out that one of this Republic in Russia sent 7,5 thousand applications for Russian passports.
24 April President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the simplified granting of Russian citizenship to residents of DND and LNR and said that he did it for humanitarian purposes. The Ukrainian authorities refused to recognize these documents.
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