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Citizens of occupied Donbas who want to get Russian passports to be liable for military service

The citizens of Ukraine who live on the occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions should get the passport of the pseudo-republic first in order to get the Russian IDs
10:11, 4 May 2019

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Residents of the occupied Donbas who get the passports of the Russian Federation will be considered eligible for military duty in the Russian Army, as 24 TV channel reported.

According to the report, the citizens of Ukraine who live on the occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions should get the passport of the pseudo-republic first in order to get the Russian ID.

After receiving the citizenship of the ‘republic’, they will be enlisted for military service.

Related: Russia launches ‘passportization’ in occupied Ukrainian Donbas (Part One)

In the self-proclaimed 'DNR', there is a law on a military obligation, which provides for service in military formations for the citizens of the pseudo-republic.

Besides, the dual citizenship of the pseudo-republic does not free the citizen from performing military duty.

Related: Russia launches ‘passportization’ in occupied Ukrainian Donbas (Part Two)

On May 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree granting the right to a simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship to certain categories of citizens of Ukraine.

On April 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree, according to which the procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship for residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions is simplified. Applications for entry into the citizenship of the Russian Federation, received from residents of ORDLO should be considered during no more than three months from the date of submission.

Related: Donbas citizens to file applications for Russian passport from May 3

 

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