“Putin continues to violate fundamental human rights and international law in the occupied Crimea” – Zerkal

March 27, 2020

Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Olena Zerkal condemns the signing by the President of the Russian Federation of a decree depriving Ukrainian citizens of the possibility of owning land in the temporarily occupied Crimea, since such actions violate fundamental human rights and international law. This is reported by Mirror via Facebook page.

“While everyone is preoccupied with the pandemic and is discussing the creation of an advisory council on Kremlin puppets, Putin continues to consistently violate fundamental human rights and international law in Crimea by issuing Decree of March 20, 2020 N 201, which added a new section on Crimea to the list border areas in which foreign citizens, stateless individuals and foreign legal entities cannot possess ownership of land”,- the statement said.

Zerkal is worried that there is no official reaction to this Decree, “or is it already a conscious policy on the Crimea.”

We remind that Russian President Vladimir Putin expanded the list of territories on which land cannot be owned by “foreigners” and “foreign legal entities”, adding coastal areas of occupied Crimea to them. The corresponding decree is published on the official portal of legal information.