LUHANSK (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 21st April, 2021) More than half a million residents of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics (LPR and DPR) in Donbas have received Russian citizenship under a simplified procedure, LPR Interior Minister Igor Kornet said.
"Colossal work has been done, if we talk about two territories, about two republics. This is more than 500,000 passports. This is based on the presidential decree. But, in addition, residents of the Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics received Russian citizenship under other programs as well. That is, we can talk about a much larger figure," Kornet said in an interview published on the LPR Interior Ministry's website.