Moscow has begun issuing passports to Ukrainians who were forcibly deported to Russia
Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova said, that Russia has begun issuing passports to Ukrainian citizens who have been forcibly deported to various regions of the aggressor country.
“By intimidating the most vulnerable categories of people — women, people with disabilities and pensioners, the aggressor’s authorities received from them almost 14 thousand applications for Russian citizenship and issued 12 thousand passports,” wrote Denisova on Facebook.
“Forced passportization is illegal and not recognized in Ukraine, it is contrary to the principles and norms of international law and is a direct violation of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War,” she said.
Liudmyla Denisova appealed to the UN Commission for Investigating Human Rights Violations during the Russian military invasion of Ukraine and the expert mission set up by the OSCE participating States in accordance with the Moscow Mechanism to take into account these human rights violations in Ukraine.