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June 11, 2022 6:16 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

Russian state news agency Ria Novosti reported that only 23 people had received Russian passports in Kherson so far. These include pro-Russian ex-mayor Volodymyr Saldo. In May Russian dictator Vladimir Putin signed a decree allowing Ukrainian residents of occupied parts of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts to obtain Russian passports under a simplified procedure. In 2019, Russia imposed a similar law allowing residents of occupied parts of the Donbas to receive Russian citizenship.

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