The Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova intends to appeal to the UN and the Council of Europe about the fact that EU countries, USA and Canada deny residents of temporarily occupied Crimea in the issuance of visas on foreign passports of the aggressor state. It is reported by the Kremlin propaganda mouthpiece TASS.
“I will contact the UN Secretary General on this issue and to the Council of Europe, because such disqualification is completely illegal, immoral and unreasonable”, – said the Russian Ombudsman.
The situation with the non-issuance of visas to Crimeans Moskalkova called “a flagrant violation of international law related to freedom of movement of citizens”.
“I constantly raised the issue in meetings with ambassadors, and meetings with international organizations. Unfortunately, I don’t find understanding”, – she complained.
USA, Canada and EU countries do not issue visas to Crimeans in the passport of the Russian Federation, as it does not recognize the authority of Russia over the Peninsula it annexed.
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November 3, 2017 it was reported that Austria refused to grant visas to the three members of the Russian media propaganda from the Crimea, who wanted to go to a meeting of the OSCE in Vienna.
In April 2017 the EU announced that residents ORDO and occupied Crimea, Ukraine issued with a biometric passport can enjoy a visa-free regime with the European Union without conditions.
Russia occupied the Crimean Peninsula in 2014. The Verkhovna Rada announced on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of the Crimea Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly, condemned the Kremlin’s actions. Against Russia was introduced on personal and sectoral sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called parliamentary elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016 Parliament recognized the state Duma illegitimate.