Crimeans have already been issued about 17 thousand biometric passports, said the Head of the Federal migration service (FMS) of Russia Konstantin Romodanovsky.
"I have the opportunity to say that We gave out 17 thousand biometric passports. This process has been quite active in Sevastopol, Simferopol and other major cities of the Crimea. We provide passport and ancient, and fresh biometric, 5-year and 10-year-old, " said Romodanovsky in the interview, published on the Internet representation.
the head of the Federal migration service found it difficult to comment on, give Peninsula residents visa in the European Union on Russian passports.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after the referendum in which an overwhelming number of voters (96, 77%) with a turnout of 83, 1%. The corresponding agreement was signed on 18 March, then it was approved by the State Duma and the Federation Council. They Also adopted the Federal constitutional law on education of 2 new regions of the Russian Federation - Republic of Crimea and the Federal city of Sevastopol. The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin both documents. Also before, Putin said that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Ukraine considers Crimea its, but at the time occupied territory.