The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine allowed the issuance of special permits for foreigners’ entry into the occupied Crimea to provide legal assistance. The corresponding decision was made at a government meeting on Wednesday, Interfax-Ukraina reports.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman read out this decision among the adopted by the government without any discussion.
The government supplemented the list of cases when foreign citizens or stateless persons can be given special permission to enter the Crimea, the rules on the need to provide legal protection to individuals whose rights, freedoms and legitimate interests have been violated by the authorities of the occupation authorities and their officials.
At the same time, such permits are issued only on the basis of a submission and in consultation with the Ministry for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, which informs the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The same procedure is applied when issuing a special permit for a trip to Crimea to foreigners as part of independent human rights missions.