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Putin signs decree: Russia's recognition of DPR and LPR documents

The President signed a Decree "On the recognition in the Russian Federation of documents and license plates of vehicles issued to Ukrainian citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in the territories of certain regions of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine."

The text of the document:

In order to protect the rights and freedoms of individuals, being guided by the universally recognized principles and norms of international humanitarian law, I hereby resolve:

1. To establish that temporarily, for the period until a political settlement of the situation in certain regions of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine on the basis of the Minsk Agreements:

a) in the Russian Federation be recognized as valid identity documents, documents on education and (or) on the qualifications, birth certificate, conclusion (termination) of marriage, change of name, death, the certificate of registration of vehicles, registration plates of vehicles, issued by the appropriate bodies (organizations) actually acting on the territory of these regions to the citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently residing in these territories;

b) citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently residing in the territories of certain regions of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine can perform entry into the Russian Federation and exit from the Russian Federation without a visa on the basis of identity documents (minors under the age of 16 years - on the basis of the birth certificate) issued by the relevant authorities actually acting in the territories of these regions.

2. The Government of the Russian Federation to take the necessary measures to implement this Decree.

3. This Decree shall enter into force on the day of its signing.

Source: Official Website of President of the Russian Federation

Official translation by DONi News Agency

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