More than 150,000 residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions took part in the elections to the State Duma of Russia. This was stated by the chairman of the HRC commission on international cooperation in the field of human rights Kirill Vyshinsky, TASS reports.
According to him, 150,000 is the approximate number of the residents who took part in the elections. At the same time, the CEC reported that 150,000 is a figure as of 15:45.
"According to the information provided by the CEC, as of 15:45 more than 150,000 people voted. I repeat, this figure is very approximate, it shows how Donbas voted remotely," Vyshinsky said.
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.
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.