EU will never recognize the forceful integration of Ukrainian territories into Russia
Any attempts to alter the status of parts of Ukrainian territory are a clear violation of international law, the UN Charter, and Ukraine’s Constitution; they further undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and will not be recognized by the European Union. That’s according to a Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU.
The European Union has also strongly condemned the Russian Presidential decrees of May 25, 2022, and May 30, 2022, simplifying the process for granting Russian citizenship and issuing Russian passports to Ukrainian citizens of Kherson and Zaporizhia regions which are temporarily under the military control of Russian invading troops, as well as to Ukrainian children without parental care and legally incapacitated persons from Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions. The European Union says it will not recognize these passports, issued as part of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.