The European Commission, the European External Actions Service and EU delegations in Kyiv and Moscow started working on the rules of identification of Russian passports issued to Donbas residents. These regulations will concern the IDs issued to people residing in the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions; Deutsche Welle reported that with the reference to the EU official representative.
The document will concern issuance of visas, whenever residents of Donbas with Russian passports apply for them while living in Ukraine or Russia. The EU representative reiterated that the non-recognition of passports is within the competence of the EU member countries.
June 20, heads of governments and leader of EU member countries expressed concerns about the April decree of Russian leader Vladimir Putin; the document simplified the issuance of passports for residents of the occupied areas of Donbas.