Disinfo: Kyiv deliberately creates barriers for residents of the ‘LDNR’ to visit Ukraine

Summary

The Ukrainian leadership deliberately creates obstacles for residents of the ‘LDNR’ to visit Ukrainian territory, preventing the population from receiving pensions, visiting relatives and friends. The new Ukrainian border crossing rules are inhumane and significantly oppress the rights of Donbas citizens.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine.

This concerns the new rules for crossing the demarcation line at entry-exit checkpoints with the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas. In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the order of crossing the demarcation line has not significantly changed since August 1. In accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 641, during this period of quarantine, foreigners and stateless persons without an insurance policy are prohibited to cross the demarcation line at entry-exit checkpoints. The policy must be issued by an insurance company registered in Ukraine or by a foreign insurance company with a representative office in Ukraine. This policy must cover the costs associated with the treatment of COVID-19 to be valid during the period of stay in Ukraine.

The innovations do not apply to Ukrainian citizens, and since residents of the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas have Ukrainian citizenship, the new rules for crossing the demarcation line do not "oppress" them in any way.

Read similar case claims that Due to Ukrainian provocation, a man died at a checkpoint with the “DNR” and that OSCE observers are freely admitted to the “LDNR”

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 207
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/08/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: coronavirus, DNR, Donetsk, Occupation, LNR, War in Ukraine, Donbas

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