Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The Russian government allowed residents of the DPR to cross the state border of Russia

23 March 2020
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In connection with the economic and transport blockade declared by Ukraine against the DPR and LPR, the government of the Russian Federation amended the Order of 19.03.2020, temporarily restricting the entry of foreign citizens into the territory of Russia. According to the amendment, residents of the Republics can enter the territory of Russia not only with a Russian passport, but also with the passport of Ukraine, which has registration on the DPR or LPR territory, or with the passport of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

The DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes this important humanitarian decision of the Russian government, thanks to which those of our citizens who have not yet managed to get Russian passports will be able to enter the territory of Russia. We also note that all those residents of the DPR who return home from third countries through the territory of the Russian Federation can refer to this Order, as well as to Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of March 20, 2020 No. 685-r as a basis for crossing the state border of Russia.

We thank the authorities of the Russian Federation for the effective help and support of Republic’s residents in the difficult circumstances due to the threat of the coronavirus spread.