Kiev, which still considers Crimea as part of Ukraine, wants to simplify the procedure of entry of foreign correspondents and human rights activists on the Peninsula, it may happen as early as September, said the press service of the Ministry of information policy of the state.
Advisor to the Minister of information policy of the Crimea Sergey Local, whose words contained in the message on the Internet office of mininformation of Ukraine, drew attention that the procedure will be simplified " due to effective cooperation between the authorities and the public, most importantly, in the information space ".
According to Kostinsky, " a simplified procedure of entry to the Crimea for the correspondents and human rights is fully consistent with the state interests of Ukraine. In the occupied territory are obliged to work independent foreign Experts who respect the laws of Ukraine, recognize its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and its coverage of the situation with human rights, and freedom of speech and of the press." Zam. the Minister of justice Sergei Petukhov told that the new order was too restrictive for foreigners and stateless persons, because the procedure for obtaining a special permit to visit the Crimea too complicated and the list of reasons for its issuance – too narrow, according to a report." foreign correspondents and human rights activists are deprived of real opportunities to visit Crimea for the objective coverage of the situation there, – quoted expression Petukhov press service.– currently, the Ministry of justice decided to make a coordinating Council for the protection of the rights of citizens of Ukraine in Crimea, the first task will be to make suggestions about changes in the existing order. In the case of operational work, the proposals have to be submitted for consideration of the Cabinet of Ministers in September ". On March 16 of last year in the Crimea held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. March 21, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, as well as the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district. Ukraine does not recognize the reunification of the Crimea with Russia. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter.