Come back

1 min

03 Mai. 2023

40928

What awaits Ukrainians who have received a russian passport in the occupied territories?

Krieg
Documents

Share:

What awaits Ukrainians who have received a russian passport in the occupied territories?

Recently, the russian dictator issued a "decree" according to which citizens with Ukrainian passports are considered foreigners. This means that the occupiers continue to attempt to force passportization. We will tell you what the consequences of this may be under Ukrainian law

More useful news in our Telegram channel
More useful news in our Telegram channel
FOLLOW


The occupied territories of Ukraine continue to live under the influence of the russian terrorist regime. The occupiers continue to repress Ukrainians and force them to give up their legal passports and replace them with a new one - a russian one. Let's find out what consequences await those who accept a passport from the occupiers, and what Ukrainian officials say about this.


What do Ukrainian officials say?


Recently, Dmytro Lubinets, the Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights, said that Ukrainian citizens in the occupied territories should take a russian passport and leave. He noted that such a step would help people save their lives.


"I think that all Ukrainian citizens who refuse to take a russian passport will simply be arrested. And this will be a separate category of civilian hostages whom russia will keep captive, imprisoned on its territory or on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine", - he explained.


The Ombudsman advises residents of the occupied territories to "take a passport, survive and wait for us to liberate the territory".


At the same time, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Iryna Vereshchuk, expressed a completely opposite opinion. She urged Ukrainians not to cooperate with the occupiers and not to take russian passports.


Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the Presidential Office, tried to judge Dmytro Lubinets and Iryna Vereshchuk. He wrote that both opinions have a right to life.


According to him, if citizens in the occupied territories have the option of not obtaining a russian passport, then let them not. At the same time, if a passport is necessary to avoid repression and torture, then such people will not be prosecuted.


What does the law of Ukraine say?


Ukrainian legislation does not currently stipulate any liability for civilians receiving russian passports under occupation. At the same time, it is worth noting that the government has established liability for officials for forcing people to obtain russian passports in the russian-occupied territories of Ukraine.


The draft law provides for imprisonment for a term of 10 to 15 years for Ukrainian civil servants who have received a russian passport. Forcing Ukrainian citizens to obtain a russian passport, the term is 8 to 12 years. 


According to lawyers, passports issued in the occupied territories are not recognized by Ukraine and are not grounds for losing Ukrainian citizenship. Therefore, residents of such territories remain Ukrainian citizens even after forced passportization.


As you know, the russian dictator issued a "decree" according to which Ukrainian citizens who did not accept russian citizenship during the occupation may be deported from the country.


It is worth noting that such a step by the russians could be used to mobilize the local population into the ranks of the russian army. However, we should not forget that such mobilization violates international humanitarian law and is a war crime.


If the occupiers are trying to mobilize Ukrainians who have received a russian passport, such persons should avoid conscription by all means and try to leave the occupied territories. 


However, if you or someone you know has been forcibly mobilized to the TOT, you should contact the hotline of the I Want to Live project.


The only center for receiving requests for surrender is Telegram and WhatsApp:

+380 95 68 86 888;

+380 93 68 86 888;

+380 97 68 86 888.


For calls:

+380 44 35 08 917;

688 (only from Ukrainian numbers);

Chatbot t.me/spasisebyabot.


We remind you! Russia is spending huge financial resources on the war against Ukraine. Read more about how much longer the russian economy will be able to finance the war effort in our article.




You may be interested in:


Visit Ukraine Donation - make a good deed and an important contribution to the Victory of Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Tours - the largest online database of tours to Ukraine for every taste;

Visit Ukraine Merch - choose patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery;

Visit Ukraine News - get the latest news and updates in our Telegram channel;

Cooperation - cooperation and advertising integrations with Visit Ukraine and Visit World projects.




Recommended articles

1 min

Krieg Mobilization in Ukraine: can relatives of persons liable for military service be served with draft notices?

Mobilization in Ukraine: can relatives of persons liable for military service be served with draft notices?

Conscription to the Armed Forces is ongoing in Ukraine. Citizens often face questions about the rules for serving calls. One of them is whether relatives of persons liable for military service can be served. Find out more about when this is possible

02 Mai. 2023

More details

1 min

Der Weg zum Sieg Nova Post, Monobank, Readdle and others: how Ukrainian brands conquer the world

Nova Post, Monobank, Readdle and others: how Ukrainian brands conquer the world

The full-scale invasion of russia did not stop Ukrainian business, but rather pushed it to develop and expand to an international scale. Here are some Ukrainian companies that have gained popularity abroad

02 Mai. 2023

More details

1 min

Popular Spring 2023 in the capital of Ukraine: how many people live in Kyiv and is the war felt?

Spring 2023 in the capital of Ukraine: how many people live in Kyiv and is the war felt?

Ukrainians continue to live and enjoy every minute of it despite the terrible war. In particular, Kyiv continues to come to life every day. Here is how the capital of Ukraine lives today

03 Mai. 2023

More details

1 min

Travel Tourism in Ukraine continues to suffer losses: how much money did the industry bring to the budget in 2023

Tourism in Ukraine continues to suffer losses: how much money did the industry bring to the budget in 2023

Ukraine is a major tourist country, with millions of foreigners visiting every year before the war. However, after the start of russian aggression, the tourist destination began to suffer losses. Find out more about how much money the tourism industry brought in in 2023

03 Mai. 2023

More details