Donetsk, May 14 - DAN. More than 389,000 Donetsk People’s Republic residents have obtained Russian citizenship under a simplified procedure, the Republican Migration Service said.

"More than 389,000 passports have been obtained," the report reads.

On April 24, 2019 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the degree on determining groups of foreign nationals eligible to obtain Russian citizenship under a simplified procedure.

The document eases Russian citizenship rules for residents of the Donbass Republics.

The first Russian passports were issued to DPR residents on June 14. DPR residents have to travel to Russia’s Rostov region to receive the document. An applicant must show their DPR passport to apply for Russian citizenship. As of now, 6,808 DPR residents have received Russian passports.*ot