Germany denies information about issuance of visa to Donbas citizens with Russian passports

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier Bild reported that the German government made no distinction between common Russian passports and those, which were issued on the order of Putin to the citizens of Ukrainian occupied Donbas
13:34, 25 September 2019

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Foreign Ministry of Germany refuted the report of Bild that the German government makes no distinction between common Russian passports and those, which are issued on the order of Putin to the citizens of occupied Ukrainian Donbas, as DW reported.

According to the respond, the German ministry knows any case when the owners of such passports got visas. The foreign ministry reminded that the citizens of occupied territories may appeal with the Ukrainian passport and enter the territory of Germany without visa.

“Germany holds negotiations at the EU level on the united address concerning the passports issued in the east of Ukraine. The technical details of such a model will be specified,” the ministry noted.

Related: Estonia not to recognize passports issued by Russian government to residents of self-proclaimed republics in occupied Donbas

The department reminded that the position of official Berlin on this issue fully corresponds to the statement made at EU-Ukraine summit on July 10, 2019. It states: “the EU in the close coordination with its international partners is ready to consider the further variants, including unrecognized Russian passports, issued in violation of Minsk Agreements.

Earlier, Bild reported that Germany visas Russian passports issued to the citizens of occupied Ukrainian Donbas.

On April 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree which facilitates the procedure of obtaining Russian citizenship for the residents of the occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk (ORDLO). According to the document, the application for Russia’s citizenship, which ORDLO residents file should be considered within three months.

Related: Russian Federation speeds up issuance of passports in Donetsk and Luhansk regions

On June 14, it was reported that the citizens of occupied Donbas began to get the passports of the Russian Federation. These IDs were registered in the simplified order in accordance with the April order of the Russian president.



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