The EU leaders are going to make a decision at the summit on June 20-21, stating non-recognition of passports that Russia illegally issues to citizens of Ukraine. This was reported by the Brussels correspondent of Radio Liberty Rikard Jozwiak on Twitter, - European Pravda writes.
According to him, the draft decision on the results of the summit will contain many references to Russia. In particular, the heads of governments and EU states will call on Moscow to release the 24 Ukrainian seamen held in the Russian Federation, captured in the Kerch Strait area. As is known, the UN Tribunal in Hamburg ordered Russia on May 25 to immediately release the Ukrainian sailors and allow them to return to Ukraine.
The EU leaders will also declare non-recognition of passports illegally issued by Russia for Ukrainians and will call for renewed negotiation efforts to implement the Minsk agreements.
As previously reported, on April 24, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree "On the determination of categories of persons entitled to apply for admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation under simplified procedure for humanitarian purposes", which simplified the adoption of citizens of Ukraine residing in the occupied Donbass to the Russian citizenship. Those who have issued identity documents issued in the "DNR/LNR" with a "note of registration at the place of residence in the territory of the relevant district of the Donetsk or Luhansk oblast of Ukraine" have the right to Russian passport.
The European Union state that the granting of Russian citizenship to residents of the occupied areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts is another Russia's encroachment on the sovereignty of Ukraine.