Ukraine expressed a strong protest to the Russian side in connection with the recognition by Russia of documents and registration plates of vehicles of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry sent a corresponding note of protest to Moscow.
Countries called in Kiev “Normandy format” react to the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to which the documents of Donbass residents are recognized in Russia, regardless of the citizenship of their owner, and to impose sanctions against Russia. Besides, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry stressed, that Ukraine does not recognize Russian decrees regarding the documents of residents “occupied” Donbass and granting them Russian citizenship.
In connection with the publication of this decree, the Foreign Ministry expresses its strong protest to the Russian side with the direction of the corresponding note, call on our international partners, primarily through the Normandy format, condemn the actions of the Russian Federation and take the necessary pressure measures, including sanctions
– It said in a statement.
note, what 4 November 2020 year Russian President Vladimir Putin amended his decree from 2017 of the year “On recognition of documents and registration plates of vehicles in the Russian Federation, issued to citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons, permanently residing in certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine”. According to the changes, Russia recognizes vehicle documents and registration plates, issued on the territory of the DPR and LPR regardless of the citizenship of their owner.