Reuters

Russia continues and accelerates the policy of mass issuance of passports in simplified order to Ukrainian citizens in the territories of Donbas uncontrolled by Ukraine as Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova reported on Facebook.

“Currently, the passports were provided to 600,000 Ukrainian citizens – officials of the bodies of local authorities, teachers, doctors. They act according to the principle – if you do not get a passport you will not work,” Denisova said.

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Moreover, according to her, in Crimea, the occupation authorities force teachers, other workers of schools, members of their families to obligatory registration for “training all-Russian online voting at the elections to the State Duma of Russia”. The teachers are obliged to confirm facts of registration through screenshots. In case of non-fulfillment of this procedure, the occupation authority threatened with dismissal. Denisova is sure that it is held to implement the subjectivity of Crimea as part of Russia.

As we reported, almost 530 thousand residents of the uncontrolled part of Donetsk and Luhansk regions received a passport in a simplified manner in two years. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, almost 2 000 Ukrainians in the occupied Donbas refused to acquire Russian citizenship.

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Earlier, Russian pro-presidential party United Russia intends to involve the so-called Union of Donbas Volunteers (UDV) in the elections at various levels, including the State Duma.