Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On the recognition in the Russian Federation of documents and license plates of vehicles issued to citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently residing on the territories of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine”. About it reports a press-service of the Kremlin.
“To establish, temporarily, pending a political settlement of the situation in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine on the basis of the Minsk agreements” in the Russian Federation are recognized as valid identity documents, documents on education and (or) qualification, birth certificate, the conclusion (cancellation) of marriage, name change, death certificate, certificate of registration of vehicles, registration plates of vehicles issued by the competent bodies (organizations), actually operating in the territories of these areas, the citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently residing on these territories stated in the decree.
“The citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently residing on the territories of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, can carry out the entry into the Russian Federation and exit from the Russian Federation without a visa on the basis of the documents proving the identity (minors under the age of 16 years – based on the birth certificate) issued by the relevant authorities, in fact, acting on territories of these areas,” the document says.
The Russian government instructed to take the necessary measures to implement this decree.
The decree comes into force from the day of its signing.
As you know, from the beginning of the conflict, Russia is actively sponsoring the rebels, supplying them with arms, ammunition, finances and manpower.