Citizens of Ukraine and “LDNR” without a residence permit in Russia will be obliged to leave the country after August 17

Citizens of Ukraine and the "LDNR" who ended up in Russia after the start of the war will be obliged to leave the country after August 17 - if they have not issued a residence permit in the Russian Federation. This was reported by TASS with reference to the press center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

After the start of the war, holders of Ukrainian and LDNR passports could stay in Russia under the coronavirus simplified procedure, when restrictions on the length of stay of foreigners in the country were suspended until restrictions on transport links with their state were lifted. They must leave the country 90 days after the restrictions are lifted. Restrictions on communication with Ukraine and the LDNR were lifted on May 20, so their citizens who did not receive permission to stay in Russia must leave the country by August 17.

“Citizens of Ukraine, the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics are given the opportunity to apply for a temporary residence permit or a residence permit on expired identity documents,” the ministry’s press service added.

After the start of the war, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians and citizens of the “LDNR” turned out to be in Russia, fleeing the hostilities. In the case of Ukrainians, this often happens by force . At the same time, as deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmitry Lubinets told The Insider, Ukrainians forcibly taken to Russia are forced to obtain Russian passports. “In fact, Russia has become a terrorist and uses these people,” the deputy said.

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