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externalPutin signs decree opening doors to handing Russian passports to residents of Russian-occupied region of Ukraine.

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May 25, 2022 3:21 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Ukrainian residents of partly occupied Zaporizhzhia Oblast and occupied Kherson Oblast to obtain Russian passports under a simplified procedure. In April 2019, Russia imposed the same law forcing residents of occupied parts of Donbas to receive Russian citizenship.

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