Donetsk, Jul 13 — DAN. An office issuing Russian passports has been launched in Kharzisk, the DPR Ministry of Interior said.

“A centre issuing Russian passports is now open in the building of the Kharzisk office of the DPR Interior Ministry,” the report reads.

Two centres issuing Russian passports have been operating in Donetsk since July 1.
Additional centres are expected to be launched in Mangush and Yenakievo.

Russia started a special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the decision had been made after the DPR and LPR Heads addressed him asking for help.

The Russian leader said that Moscow is not planning to occupy Ukrainian territory, the only goal is to protect people who have been continuously shelled and subjected to other forms of genocide by Ukraine for eight years. *ot