The office, which accepts documents for receiving Russian passports, was opened in occupied Luhanks. This was announced by “Deputy Interior Minister of the Luhansk People’s Republic” Mikhail Paraskeev, as Interfax agency reports.
“From today, May 6, the center accepting documents of citizens who want to obtain Russian citizenship was opened at the “central department of Migration Service of the Interior Ministry of Luhansk People’s Republic,” Paraskeev said.
It is noted that the documents would be sent to Russian Federation, where the decision will be made within 90 days.
As it was reported earlier, Russia wanted to facilitate the process of obtaining Russian citizenship for the residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics after presidential elections in Ukraine. Putin’s decree was required for that.
First center for issuing Russian passports to Luhansk residents opened in Rostov region.
Russian forces, which were deployed in Donbas have been paying efforts to speed up the process of issuing Russian passports to Donbas residents under the simplified procedure.