October 21, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus
The issuance of Russian passports to the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk will begin before the end of 2015
Until the end of 2015 in Rostov-on-Don will open the office which under a simplified procedure will start issuing Russian passports to citizens of DPR and LPR, on condition of anonymity said a high-ranking source in LPR government.
“We have no choice – Ukraine has done everything to push Donbass away, and our people need to live. They need documents. And they will use Russian passports. At first the idea was to open offices directly in Donbass, but because Ukraine and Americans will make a fuss, it was decided to do it in Rostov”, — reported the source.
According to him, currently Moscow is working out the issue of who will be able to get passports first.
“Apparently, the first will be those who do not even have Ukrainian passports. This applies, first and foremost, to adolescents. But we, the leaders, I can absolutely assure you, we will get Russian passports last, and only after everyone receives them”.
The source also reported that those citizens of DPR and LPR, who have relatives in Russia can qualify for accelerated procedure. “They will go through a simplified system and will quickly receive the documents”, — said a representative of the republic.