Many residents of Donbass has received a Russian passport and that they will, – Vice Premier

Сколько жителей Донбасса получили российские паспорта и что с ними будет, - вицепремьер

In the occupied districts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblata (ORDA) gave 200 thousand Russian passports.

This was stated in the television broadcast of the Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Reznikov, reports the “BBC.Ukraine”.

“Most of the people who received these passports in the Crimea and in the Donbas – they are hostages,” said Mr. Reznikov.

“This is their way of survival. To them, the Ukrainian state does not have claims only to those who were the collaborators, who have served faithfully for the occupation regime, and who have blood on their hands, they sure will bear responsibility”, – said Vice Premier.

The publication reminds that in June, 2019 in the so-called “DNR” and “LNR” announced the start of issuing Russian passports to the population. In August 2019, the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoliy Matios said that Russian passports have already received 13 thousand inhabitants of Donbass. According to him, most of these citizens have been identified, and some of them – which, after obtaining a passport of the Russian Federation crossed the line of demarcation even have time to question.