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MPs ask Cabinet of Ministers to react to ban for Ukrainians on right to own land in Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

Occupying authorities seized more than 4 thousand objects in Crimea worth more than $2,1 billion
19:57, 25 March 2020

Verkhovna Rada of 9th convocation, first session, August 31, 2019
Zoya Shu/112.ua

MPs are asking the Cabinet of Ministers to respond to the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin on depriving Ukrainians who do not have a Russian passport of the right to own land in annexed Crimea. The decree is valid from March 20 of this year, as Voice of Ukraine reports.

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“Putin’s new action is aimed at banning the right of land ownership in Crimea to non-Russian citizens. That is, those Crimeans who refused to obtain a Russian passport are now even more limited in their rights. A new stage of pressure. He promptly turned to the executive because Ukraine needs a quick diplomatic reaction to these events," - the report said.

Officials are asked to take response measures to protect citizens' constitutional rights to property and to ensure that the international community is introduced.

The office of General Prosecutor opened a criminal case on the misappropriation of state and private property in the territory of annexed Crimea.

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"The appropriation of state property and private property by the Russian Federation is a violation of international humanitarian law, in particular article 147 of the Convention for the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 1949 and articles 46, 53, 55, 56 of the IV Convention on the Laws and Customs of the Land War 1907, and also constitutes a war crime in accordance with the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Art. 8 (2) (a) (IV)," - the statement said.

On the territory of the peninsula the occupying "authorities" seized more than 4 thousand objects worth more than $2,1 billion.

As we reported earlier, the Investigative Committee of Russia opened the criminal case against Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov

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