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The Ukrainian foreign Ministry urges not to recognize the passports of the Russian Federation, issued in the Donbass

МИД Украины призывает не признавать паспорта РФ, выдаваемые на ДонбассеThrough its actions, Russia has demonstrated its absolute disregard for the norms and principles of international law.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs expresses its strong protest in connection with the operation on the territory of the Rostov region of Russia centers issuing passports to citizens of Ukraine residing in the temporarily occupied territories and urged the international community not to recognize such documents.

This is stated in the statement on the website MFA of Ukraine.

“Ukraine calls on the international partners to accept and not to accept documents issued by the Russian Federation to citizens of Ukraine residing in the temporarily occupied territories of Russia in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine in violation of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine, as well as any transactions made with these documents”, – stated in the message.

It is noted that Russia “demonstrates his absolute disregard for the norms and principles of international law, and deliberately choosing a policy of escalation undermines the Minsk agreements, which it is a party”.

Also the foreign Minister once again stated that the unlawful decision of the Kremlin, which aim to facilitate the acquisition of Ukrainian citizens Russian citizenship is null and void and not recognized by Ukraine.

“Categorically demand from the Russian Federation to cease immediately the internationally wrongful act against state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, to cancel changes in the Federal laws of the Russian Federation on issues of citizenship in terms of ease of acquisition for the citizens of Ukraine, and also decrees of the President of Russia of April 24, 2019 No. 183 and 18 February 2017 No. 74 and all the decisions taken for their implementation”, – said in a statement.

Also the foreign Minister called on the international community “to strengthen the consolidated political-diplomatic pressure on the Kremlin to comply with the norms and principles of international law, including through the expansion of personal and sectoral sanctions against the aggressor state”.

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