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2 November 2019, 14:15

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More than 36,000 LPR residents receive Russian citizenship

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LUGANSK, November 2 (Lugansk Media Centre) – More than 36,000 residents of the LPR have been granted Russian citizenship under simplified procedure, LPR Interior Minister Igor Kornet said.

“As of today, LPR residents have submitted more than 60,000 applications; over 36,000 have obtained Russian citizenship,” he said.

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 create the necessary conditions for documents from residents applying for Russian passports. 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 first LPR residents received Russian passports under the new procedure on June 14.

LuganskMediaCentre — 02 November — Lugansk