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As of February 2020, over 950,000 biometric travel passports were issued by the Ukrainian authorities to citizens registered in Russia-occupied districts in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.

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Such data were provided by the State Migration Service of Ukraine, according to Deutsche Welle's Ukrainian service.

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As of February 12, some 150,466 foreign passports were also issued to citizens of Ukraine who had registration in Crimea or Sevastopol.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Chief of Ukraine's Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Serhiy Kyslytsya said at a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting in New York City on February 18, 2020, that Russia had issued over 200,000 passports to Ukrainians living in the occupied parts of Donbas.