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Borrell: EU won't recognize Russian passports issued to Ukrainian citizens in occupied territories

by The Kyiv Independent news desk July 13, 2022 5:32 PM 1 min read
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EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said that Russian Dictator Vladimir Putin's decree to simplify the procedure for all Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship is "yet another flagrant violation of Ukrainian sovereignty." The simplified procedure was previously used to hand out Russian passports in Russian-occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts where Russia has distributed almost a million passports since 2019.

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