Occupiers to begin issuing Russian 'foreign' passports in Crimea

18:00, 21 October 2014
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The Russian authorities from October 22 intend to start issuing Russian passports for travel abroad to residents of the occupied territory of Crimea, which Russia illegally seized from Ukraine in March.


Russia’s Federal Migration Service (FMS) in occupied Crimea will issue the foreign passports, Russian news agency TASS reported on Tuesday.

"From tomorrow, the FMS of Russia will begin the issue foreign passports to residents of Crimea. The acceptance of applications for the registration of foreign passports began at the migration service in September," the FMS said.

According to the FMS, about 3,000 Crimeans have applied for Russian foreign passports.

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