9000 Crimeans received Ukrainian passports after annexation

Most Crimeans obtained the old type passports since such a document simplifies crossing of the administrative border with the occupied peninsula.

17 October 2016 13:45

Following the occupation of Crimea, 8800 Crimeans were able to obtain passports of citizens of Ukraine, informed Galina Subotenko, the Deputy Head of Department for Emigration and Registration of State Migration Service of Ukraine, Krym.Realii reports.

According to her, more than 350 residents of Crimea have already obtained plastic-card passports of a new type. However, most of the peninsula residents were issued book form documents of the old type.

“Over the period, 8.5 thousands of our citizens have obtained Ukrainian passports or exchanged a book form passport,” Subotenko said.

She noted that the reason for the choice in favor of the of the old type passports is a much easier procedure to cross the administrative border with such a document.

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