Russia plans to issue 5,000 passports a day to Donbas residents

Russian Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Viktor Vodolatsky said that Russia plans to issue 4-5 thousand passports a day to the residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic (DPR and LPR), reports TASS news agency.

According to him, for this purpose, the number of passport offices in the Rostov region will be increased in September from two to eight. At the moment, it is possible to issue only 500 passports a day, said Volodatsky.

Earlier, Vodolatsky said that more than 10 thousand residents of the DPR and LPR received Russian passports using simplified procedure in one month.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed another decree on the simplification of obtaining Russian citizenship, according to which residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions can get the Russian passport under the simplified procedure.

  Russia, Ukraine, Donbas