I, like my fellow countrymen, have every right to become a citizen of the Russian Federation, and I will use this right with pleasure
- said Pushilin in an interview "Moskovsky Komsomol".
It should be noted that the center for issuing Russian passports for citizens of the LPR, i.e. for persons with an LPR passport, works in Novoshakhtinsk, Rostov Region. For citizens of the DPR, a Russian passport issuing center operates in the village of Pokrovskoye in the Neklinovsky District of the Rostov Region.
It should be recalled that at the end of April 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which, residents of certain regions of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, for humanitarian reasons, were able to become Russian citizens in a simplified manner. This caused a stormy negative reaction among the Ukrainian "patriots", who do not consider residents of the DPR and LPR to be people.