UN Security Council convenes for snap session to discuss Putin's decree on Russian passports in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine demanded the Council to gather over the decision of the Russian leader to give Russian citizenship to the residents of the occupied areas of Donbas
22:56, 25 April 2019

UN Security Council

UN Security Council convened for the extraordinary session to discuss the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin; it foresees issuing Russian passports to the residents of the occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. 

The session kicked off at 10 p.m. April 25.

Related: Ukraine asks international community to condemn Russia's plans to issue passports for 'LNR, DNR' residents

On April 25, the Ukrainian Parliament turned to the international community, asking governments and parliaments to blame the Russian Federation's actions aimed at issuing passports for residents of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The respective appeal was sent to the EU member countries, Canada, the United States, as well as the UN, OSCE and the Council of Europe. 'Thus, the Kremlin once again breached the basic principles of the international law - deliberately and cynically. The previous practice of Russia's illegal use of the citizenship in the occupied territories shows this policy is of forced and discriminative nature, being the instruments of committing crimes against the humanity and entails human rights violations', reads the address.

Related: Ukraine's letter to UN: Putin's decision to issue Russian passports to Ukrainians is null and void

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