Occupiers intensify "passportization" in the Luhansk region ahead of Putin's elections
The occupiers are intensifying forced passportization in the occupied part of the Luhansk region. This is happening before the presidential elections in Russia.
The invaders, who call themselves the "authorities," have been tasked by Moscow to force every resident of the occupied part of the Luhansk region to take a Russian passport. This was stated by the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Artem Lysohor.
"Less than two months after the so-called "first elections", the occupation authorities of the Luhansk region recognized the problem with the passportization of the population of remote areas of the region. Of course, they do not name the numbers because they would be insignificant as no one would bring the situation to the federal level. They were forced to do so before the presidential elections in Russia," the statement said.
According to him, there are commissions for forced passportization in the occupied part of the Luhansk region. Now they will be strengthened by representatives of the ruling party's youth movement in Russia.
"The task is to provide everyone with Russian documents before the vote. No one asks how Luhansk residents without Russian passports voted in the September elections," Lysohor said.
The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration also said that the Russian invaders are seizing civilian vehicles in the occupied territory of the region even more actively. According to an order from the Kremlin, the invaders first took vehicles for free under a donation agreement from local businesses, but now they have started taking vehicles from garage cooperatives and private households.
Earlier today, it became known that on November 16, a car of high-ranking officials of the "LPR Ministry of Internal Affairs" was allegedly blown up in the Luhansk region. Two invaders, including a traitor who worked in Ukrainian law enforcement agencies and joined the occupiers in 2014, were passing through one of the checkpoints near Kreminna.
Both occupants were hospitalized with shrapnel wounds.