Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine About the sequence of entry and exit from the Crimea violates the freedom of movement, said the expert of the Ukrainian Helsinki Union Sergey Zaets at a press conference on Tuesday.
in early summer, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a Decree regulating the procedure for crossing the border with Donbas and Crimea. On a strictly specified CPT foreigners and persons without citizenship must present a passport and a special permit issued by the territorial body of the state migration service. The citizens of Ukraine are obliged to show any document proving the identity.
"This order violates freedom of movement ", - quotes the message of the expert the channel's website.
As pointed Zaets, approved document entitles the guards on any formal grounds to refuse the intersection of the checkpoint, creates many reasons for the abuse, and to appeal the ban in court would be difficult, in most situations, if a citizen of Ukraine is placed within the Crimea and he denied entry to Ukraine.
for its part, the assistant head of the state border service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan said, according to the law " On freedom of movement and free choice of residence in Ukraine ", the freedom of movement can be limited in the occupied territories.
Crimea again became a Russian region after the March 2014 referendum in which a Large number of residents at that time still Ukrainian autonomy, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup in Ukraine, voted for joining the Russian Federation.
in the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Ukraine still considers Crimea its, but at the time occupied territory.
The Crimean region, which was part of the RSFSR, was in February 1954 transferred to the Ukrainian SSR, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.