1.5 thousand Russians illegally received Ukrainian passports in Crimea

12:49, 11 September 2008
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Military men of Russian Black Sea Fleet

The Sevastopol Prosecutor’s Office has established that more than 1.5 military men of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, who are citizens of Russia, illegally received Ukrainian passports.

According to “Breeze” TV-radio company of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, on instruction of the Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine, the Sevastopol Prosecutor’s Office probed into legality of giving Ukrainian passports to military men of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. The inspection established that 1595 Russian citizens, servicemen of the RF Black Sea Fleet, illegally received Ukrainian passports and became citizens of Ukraine.

According to the information of the Sevastopol Prosecutor’s Office, it turned to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s Sevastopol Directorate with demand to remove discovered violations of the Ukrainian legislation by Russian military men.

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