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The EU’s ban on issuing visas to Russian citizens living in Crimea is a blatant violation of human rights, it is a question of "visa genocide" of Crimean residents.

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The EU’s ban on issuing visas to Russian citizens living in Crimea is a blatant violation of human rights, it is a question of “visa genocide” of Crimean residents.

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There is no EU demand that Crimeans "change the citizenship that they had once accepted" to get an EU visa. There is no blanket ban on Crimeans coming into the EU. However, Crimeans who attempt to use post-annexation Russian passports issued in Crimea will not be granted an EU visa, since the EU does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol and thus does not recognize the Russian authorities illegally established in the annexed territory. Therefore, Russian passports issued by these authorities should not be used to apply for Schengen visas bit.ly/2gl1ea2, .

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Reported in: Issue 51
Date: 30.11.2016
Language: English
Country: Russia, Ukraine, EU
Keywords: Human rights, Genocide, Visa liberalisation, Crimea
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Russia Today
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