24 April

President Vladimir Putin has signed the Executive Order on Identifying Groups of Persons Entitled to a Fast-Track Procedure when Applying for Russian Citizenship on Humanitarian Grounds

In accordance with this Order, residents of certain areas within the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine will now have the right to apply for Russian citizenship through a simplified procedure.

Read the full text of the Order here: http://en.kremlin.ru/acts/news/60358