Donetsk, Oct 25 – DAN.  More than 330,000 Donetsk People’s Republic residents have obtained Russian citizenship under a simplified procedure, the Republican Ministry of Internal Affairs said.

"The total of 333,000 passports have been obtained," the report reads.

On April 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the degree on determining groups of foreign nationals eligible to obtain Russian citizenship under a simplified procedure. The document specifically eases Russian citizenship rules for residents of the Donbass Republics. The first such passports were issued on July 14. Donbass Republics residents have to travel to Russia’s Rostov region to collect their Russian passports. *ot