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Over 1 mln citizens of occupied Donbas received passports of Russia and "people's republics"

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Kremlin demands that occupant authorities in Donetsk and Luhansk regions increase the rate of issuance of Russian passports
11:42, 15 January 2021

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Euromaidanpress

Russia and self-styled "people's republics" illegally issued passports for more than a million of citizens of occupied Donbas. Eastern Human Rights Protection Group reported that on Friday.

The human rights activists referred to their sources in the "Migration Service" of the occupant administration in Donbas.

As of December 19, 583,143 residents of the occupied part of Luhansk region received "LNR" passports; as of December 15, 671,631 residents of the militant-controlled part of Luhansk region received "DNR" passports.

Related: Kremlin to continue issuing Russian passports in Donbas

Meanwhile, 168,381 Russian passports were issued to residents of Luhansk region, and 273,461 were issued for those living in Donetsk region.

According to the human rights activists, the Kremlin demands that occupant authorities in Donetsk and Luhansk regions increase the rate of issuance of Russian passports. A lot of people from occupied territories leave to Russia for various reasons, including working, studying and treatment purposes.

Related: Why does Cabinet propose to intern persons with Russian passport?

 

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