State Duma elections: Occupation authorities allocate over 800 buses for Donbas citizens

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was specified that Donbas citizens will be able to use trains to get to the polling stations
14:00, 16 September 2021

People of occupied Donbas
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The citizens of the occupied Donetsk region, who have received the Russian passports, will be taken to Rostov Oblast for voting at the State Duma on September 19 by 825 buses. The transport was allocated by the occupation authorities of Donbas as Interfax reported.

Moreover, Head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushylin reported about the possibility for citizens with Russian passports to get to the polling stations by train. 12 trains were organized for this goal.

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According to Pushylin, these voters will pass the border control according to the simplified procedure.

Earlier, the Eastern Human Rights Group announced that the citizens of occupied Donbas with Russian passports will be taken to Rostov oblast on September 17, 18, and 19, to participate in the elections at the Russian State Duma.

Related: Involvement of occupied Donbas citizens to Russian elections doubts their legitimacy

Meanwhile, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) observes the massive illegal issuance of Russian passports in the temporarily occupied Donbas. According to the press office of the SBU, the local "government" of Donetsk and Luhansk "people's republics" is doing this to make sure that Ukrainians participate in the Russian parliamentary election campaign. 

As it was reported earlier, as of the beginning of May, almost 600,000 Ukrainian citizens received the Russian passports. Primarily, the documents were given to local authorities, teachers, doctors.


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