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29 June 2020, 18:54

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LPR lawmakers cast ballots at voting on amendments to Russian constitution

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LUGANSK, June 29 (Lugansk Media Centre) – LPR lawmakers and their assistants with Russian citizenship have casted ballots today at the voting on amendments to Russian constitution.

They group of MPs, personal assistants and parliamentary officials travelled to Krasnyi Sulin in the Rostov Region where a voting station for Donbass residents is located. Bus routes to other voting locations are available at the Infrastructure Ministry website.

First group of 100 LPR residents travelled to Russia to vote on June 25.

Earlier, the LPR Infrastructure and Transport Ministry published the schedule of bus runs to Russian Federation’s Donetsk, Novoshakhtinsk, Gukovo and Krasniy Sulin towns for LPR residents who have obtained Russian citizenship and will travel to the above destinations to vote on Russian constitutional amendments.

The LPR Election Commission elaborated on the voting procedure.

On April, 24, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree easing citizenship rules for residents of the Lugansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic. LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik thanked Russia for this move and ordered the ministries concerned to facilitate the citizenship procedure. The first centre for LPR residents seeking Russian citizenship opened in Lugansk on May 6. The Republic currently has such centres in all towns and districts.

The Interior Ministry launched an electronic queue for LPR and Russian Federation passport applicants; as well as a call centre for residents to check document status. Electronic queue registration for LPR and Russian passports and fingerprinting is available in all LPR towns and districts.

The first LPR residents received Russian passports under a simplified procedure on June 14, 2019.

Putin also signed the law exempting Donbass Republics residents from paying the state fee for conferment of citizenship.

Pasechnik said that as of June 12, more than 110,000 LPR residents had obtained fast track Russian citizenship.

LuganskMediaCentre — 29 June — Lugansk