Konstantinov: if Crimea enters Russia, Crimea residents will get Russian passport free

If Crimea residents on the referendum vote for entry into the Russian Federation, replacement passports will be issued at the expense of the republican budget, said to the journalists head of the Supreme Council of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov.

“Procedure for the issue of passports will be free, the autonomy’s budget will take on all the costs. Ukraine and Russia have interstate agreements on many issues, so I am sure there will be no problems,” said the speaker of the Crimean parliament.

On March 16, Crimean authority will hold a referendum with two questions: about Crimea joining Russia as a member of the Federation and about restoration of 1992 Constitution of Crimea.

For the referendum, local authorities will print more than 2.2 million ballots; about 1,250 voting points will be open on the voting day.

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