Russia Ukraine War: Amid the ongoing war with Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday issued an order simplifying the procedure for obtaining Russian passports for residents of the southern Ukrainian regions of Zaporizhzhya and Kherson. signed. The southern region of Kherson is under full control of Russian troops, while the southeastern region of Zaporizhzhya is partially controlled by Moscow. Moscow and pro-Moscow officials have said that the two regions could become part of Russia.
Applicants got relaxation in these rules
Applicants are not required to reside in Russia, provide proof of sufficient funding, or pass a Russian language test. Several lakh residents of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Lugansk regions have already received Russian passports. Earlier on Monday, officials in Kherson introduced the ruble as the official currency along with the Ukrainian hryvnia.
Russia fired rockets at Pokrovsk
Russian rockets were attacked on Wednesday morning in Ukraine’s eastern city of Pokrovsk, which shook the city’s buildings. A rocket made a crater at least three meters deep. People living in the surrounding areas saw the remains of the rocket in the rubble. Houses with low ceilings suffered more damage. The head of the Donetsk military administration, Pavlo Kirilenko, said four civilians were wounded in the attacks.
Russia has intensified its attacks in Donbass, Ukraine’s eastern industrial hub, and has carried out several attacks on towns and villages in the region over the past two days. Kirilenko said 12 civilians were killed and 10 others were injured in Russian attacks a day earlier in the Donetsk region.
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