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Ukraine: Donetsk residents queue up for passports following Putin's decree01:19

Ukraine: Donetsk residents queue up for passports following Putin's decree

Ukraine, Donetsk
February 21, 2017 at 15:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Donetsk residents queued up for passports and other identity documents on Tuesday, following Russian President Vladimir Putin's decree recognising passports given to Ukrainian citizens in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR/DNR) and Lugansk People's Republic (LPR/LNR).

Head of the Donetsk State Registration Chamber, Irina Bezverkhnyaya, noted that the decree, which was issued by Putin on February 18, "will make it easier for citizens to obtain civil registry documents."

According to the decree, Russia will recognise identity documents, birth or death certificates, marriage or divorce documents as well as vehicle certificates and driving licences given to residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The decree will reportedly stay in force until the Minsk agreements are implemented.

Ukraine: Donetsk residents queue up for passports following Putin's decree01:19
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Donetsk residents queued up for passports and other identity documents on Tuesday, following Russian President Vladimir Putin's decree recognising passports given to Ukrainian citizens in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR/DNR) and Lugansk People's Republic (LPR/LNR).

Head of the Donetsk State Registration Chamber, Irina Bezverkhnyaya, noted that the decree, which was issued by Putin on February 18, "will make it easier for citizens to obtain civil registry documents."

According to the decree, Russia will recognise identity documents, birth or death certificates, marriage or divorce documents as well as vehicle certificates and driving licences given to residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The decree will reportedly stay in force until the Minsk agreements are implemented.

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