EU countries have agreed on a decision not to recognize Russian documents issued in Ukraine and Georgia

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The EU Council Presidency and the European Parliament have reached a preliminary political decision not to recognize Russian documents issued in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and Georgia.

According to Ukrinform, such information was published on Thursday on the website of the European Council.

"Today, the Presidency of the EU Council and the European Parliament have reached a preliminary agreement on the decision not to recognize Russian travel documents issued in Ukraine and Georgia. The agreed text should be finally adopted by the EU Council and the European Parliament before passing the formal adoption procedure", said in a statement.

As noted, this decision is a response to Russia's unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine, as well as the issuance of Russian passports to residents of the occupied territories, which is practiced by Russia. It also takes into account Russia's sole decision to recognize the "independence" of the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 2008.

Russian travel documents issued in these territories or to persons residing in the regions of Ukraine temporarily occupied by Russia or in the separated territories of Georgia will not be accepted as valid travel documents, in particular, when obtaining visas or for crossing the borders of the Schengen countries.

As noted, the documents issued by the Russian occupation authorities in these regions are no longer recognized in most member countries, other European countries are in the process of accepting such non-recognition. The decision, agreed at the level of the Presidency of the EU Council and the European Parliament, is designed to develop common approaches in this work, ensure proper functioning of control at the external borders of the EU, compliance with the common visa policy and security measures for all EU member states.

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EU countries have agreed on a decision not to recognize Russian documents issued in Ukraine and Georgia

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Read: 465     14:00     11 Ноябрь 2022    

The EU Council Presidency and the European Parliament have reached a preliminary political decision not to recognize Russian documents issued in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and Georgia.

According to Ukrinform, such information was published on Thursday on the website of the European Council.

"Today, the Presidency of the EU Council and the European Parliament have reached a preliminary agreement on the decision not to recognize Russian travel documents issued in Ukraine and Georgia. The agreed text should be finally adopted by the EU Council and the European Parliament before passing the formal adoption procedure", said in a statement.

As noted, this decision is a response to Russia's unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine, as well as the issuance of Russian passports to residents of the occupied territories, which is practiced by Russia. It also takes into account Russia's sole decision to recognize the "independence" of the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 2008.

Russian travel documents issued in these territories or to persons residing in the regions of Ukraine temporarily occupied by Russia or in the separated territories of Georgia will not be accepted as valid travel documents, in particular, when obtaining visas or for crossing the borders of the Schengen countries.

As noted, the documents issued by the Russian occupation authorities in these regions are no longer recognized in most member countries, other European countries are in the process of accepting such non-recognition. The decision, agreed at the level of the Presidency of the EU Council and the European Parliament, is designed to develop common approaches in this work, ensure proper functioning of control at the external borders of the EU, compliance with the common visa policy and security measures for all EU member states.

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