The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has expanded the possibility of obtaining Russian citizenship in a simplified manner to the residents of the part of Donbas controlled by Ukraine.

The relevant document has been published on the web portal of legal information of the Russian Federation. Putin’s decree reads – to remove in its previous version the words about “separate districts” of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

That is, those who were registered in any part of the Donetsk and Lugansk region as of April 2014 can receive a Russian passport in a simplified manner.

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