25 Apr 2019 18:18

LPR creating conditions for issuance of Russian passports

LUHANSK. April 25 (Interfax) - The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), Leonid Pasechnik, has instructed relevant ministries to ensure necessary conditions for organizing the submission process for LPR residents of documents needed to grant them Russian citizenship, Pasechnik's press service said.

"Leonid Pasechnik has ordered relevant ministries to create conditions necessary for the organizing the process for LPR residents to apply for and be issued passports of the Russian Federation," the press service said.

Pasechnik said that the process of submitting documents when applying for Russian citizenship must be "comprehensible and easy" for the self-proclaimed republic's residents.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 24 signed the decree 'On determining categories of individuals entitled to apply for Russian citizenship in line with a simplified procedure for humanitarian purposes,' which grants this right to those permanently residing in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Applications from the aforementioned people "are considered within a three-month period" beginning on the day the necessary list of documents is submitted, according to the decree.