He also claimed that another 30,000 filed the appeals.
On June 14, it became known that residents of the occupied areas of Donbas began to get the passports of the Russian Federation. On June 19 alone, 50 residents of the occupied Luhansk received the new IDs.
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry condemned this step of the Russian government, stating it would continue to work on more sanctions against Russia.
Earlier, Markus Ederer, the Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation claimed that the European Union will refuse Schengen visas to the residents of Crimea, who received Russian passports after the illegal annexation of the peninsula by Russia in 2014.