"For 7 years Crimea and Donbas have remained under Russian occupation. Poland stands by the victims and urges Russia to comply with international law, to restore territorial integrity of Ukraine," Rau wrote.
He also believes that the Russian Federation should compensate for human rights abuses on the occupied territories.
As we reported earlier, Russia has issued over 400,000 of its passports in the occupied Donbas, as well as over 2.5 million in the occupied Crimea. Deputy Prime Minister for the Reintegration of the Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov said this during a briefing.
"About 400 thousand people underwent compulsory Russian passportization in the occupied regions of Donbas. In Crimea, compulsory passportization is total, it affected about 2.5 million Ukrainian citizens," Reznikov said.
Iin January of this year, human rights activists reported that in Donbas the passports of the Russian Federation were illegally issued to over a million citizens of the occupied territories.