Ukrainians who’re residing within the occupied territories are “illegally” being compelled to carry Russian passports within the cities of Kherson and Zaporizhia.
The Ministry of International Affairs of Ukraine have condemned the decree issued by Vladimir Putin over the unlawful passportization of residents of the territories quickly occupied.
The Ministry of International Affairs of Ukraine stated, “Unlawful passportization in Kherson and Zaporizhia areas, in addition to in Crimea and within the quickly occupied a part of Donetsk and Luhansk areas, is a gross violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the norms and ideas of worldwide humanitarian regulation, in addition to the obligations of Russia as an occupying state, in in accordance with Article 45 of the Hague Conference of 1907 and Article 47 of the Conference for the Safety of Civilian Inhabitants in Time of Conflict of 1949.
“The decree of Russia’s president is legally null and void and may have no authorized penalties.
“This choice won’t have an effect on the citizenship of Ukraine for residents of the territories quickly occupied by Russia.”
The Ministry stated the compelled passportization of Ukrainians in Kherson and Zaporizhia areas is additional proof of the criminality of Russia’s warfare in opposition to Ukraine.
The Ukrainian International Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated, “Ukraine calls on the worldwide group to cease Russia from committing crimes in opposition to Ukraine and Ukrainians on a scale unknown in Europe because the Second World Conflict.
“We demand the fast adoption of the sixth EU sanctions bundle, which incorporates an embargo on Russian oil, and the beginning of labor on the seventh sanctions bundle.
“The Russian regime should be held accountable, and the Russian army machine should be disadvantaged of monetary sources.”
The Ministry additionally referred to as on worldwide companions to expedite decision-making on the additional provision of weapons to Ukraine.
“Delay will solely encourage the Putin regime to additional crimes in opposition to Ukraine and the destruction of peace and safety in Europe,” the International Ministry stated.