Russia issuing ‘passports’ for sham republic to Mariupol residents, says mayoral adviser

25 October 2022, 06:49 PM
The city of Mariupol (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

The city of Mariupol (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Invading Russian forces have begun issuing “passports” of the Russian sham Donetsk People’s Republic or DPR to residents in the Russian-occupied city of Mariupol, city mayor advisor Petro Andriushchenko said in a Telegram messenger post on Oct. 25.

According to the official, the first such passports were issued in the village of Manhush in Mariupol district.

The “passports” will be primarily issued to those who work in state institutions, he said.

“However, (the passports are) not without a ‘black mark,’” Andriushchenko said.

“The place of registration is Mariupol, DPR. You are like ‘Russian,’ but not like Russians. A subhuman.”

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According to the adviser, the processing speed is extremely low. Therefore, the process of issuing such passports will drag on for months, he added.

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