Thus, Ukrainians who lived not only in “certain districts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine”, but also residents of these regions as a whole, can count on obtaining citizenship.

Previously, only those who lived in self-proclaimed DNR and LC were able to use the simplified procedure.

In the spring, Putin signed a decree that simplified the acquisition of citizenship for certain categories of Ukrainians.

The president also signed a decree on the simplified receipt of Russian passports by residents of Donbass.

The EU allowed the possibility of considering the non-recognition of Russian passports issued to residents of Donbass.