RUSSIA CONTINUES THE POLICY OF FORCED PASSPORTISATION OF UKRAINIAN CITIZENS IN CRIMEA

17.06.2020 | 11:42

The Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine notes that the rights of Ukrainian citizens who have become hostages of the Russian occupation administrations in Donbas and Crimea must be protected.

It has been already the seventh year since the act of illegal occupation of the Crimean Peninsula, after the military aggression and occupation of Ukrainian territories in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, Russia grossly violated rules of international law. A decree depriving Ukrainian citizens of the right to own land in the temporarily occupied Crimea, recently signed by President of the Russian Federation Volodymyr Putin, became another step towards forcing into Russian citizenship and discrimination of our citizens on the territory of our state. Being held hostage gives the right to survive, but the direction the occupying forces took deprives our citizens of that as well. Russia is in every way trying to suppress the citizens of Ukraine, depriving them of the right to own land by violating the norms of the Geneva and the Hague Conventions. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been cleаr on this issue, the Government of Ukraine has the united stance.

The National Center for Documenting Violations of Human Rights and Freedoms - Property, Personal, and the like is currently being established under the aegis of the Ministry for Reintegration.

This center will become public for all who are in need, and the collected facts will be the basis for the protection of their rights and freedoms both in the courts of Ukraine and in international courts. We will do everything to ensure assistance to persons to bring criminals to justice, whether it is an aggressor country or a specific person. No actions aimed at the appropriation of property should remain unpunished.

 

Ukraine remains determined to protect the rights and interests of Ukrainian citizens living under Russian occupation both in Donbas, and in the Crimean Peninsula.


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RUSSIA CONTINUES THE POLICY OF FORCED PASSPORTISATION OF UKRAINIAN CITIZENS IN CRIMEA

17.06.2020 | 11:42

The Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine notes that the rights of Ukrainian citizens who have become hostages of the Russian occupation administrations in Donbas and Crimea must be protected.

It has been already the seventh year since the act of illegal occupation of the Crimean Peninsula, after the military aggression and occupation of Ukrainian territories in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, Russia grossly violated rules of international law. A decree depriving Ukrainian citizens of the right to own land in the temporarily occupied Crimea, recently signed by President of the Russian Federation Volodymyr Putin, became another step towards forcing into Russian citizenship and discrimination of our citizens on the territory of our state. Being held hostage gives the right to survive, but the direction the occupying forces took deprives our citizens of that as well. Russia is in every way trying to suppress the citizens of Ukraine, depriving them of the right to own land by violating the norms of the Geneva and the Hague Conventions. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been cleаr on this issue, the Government of Ukraine has the united stance.

The National Center for Documenting Violations of Human Rights and Freedoms - Property, Personal, and the like is currently being established under the aegis of the Ministry for Reintegration.

This center will become public for all who are in need, and the collected facts will be the basis for the protection of their rights and freedoms both in the courts of Ukraine and in international courts. We will do everything to ensure assistance to persons to bring criminals to justice, whether it is an aggressor country or a specific person. No actions aimed at the appropriation of property should remain unpunished.

 

Ukraine remains determined to protect the rights and interests of Ukrainian citizens living under Russian occupation both in Donbas, and in the Crimean Peninsula.