Independent observers identified during August, 2020 at the “Chongar” and “Kalanchak” checkpoints more than fifteen cases of new illegal requisition for entry into Crimea from Ukrainian mainland, established by Russian occupying administration.

FSB representatives demanded for the Crimeans, who have so called “passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation”, issued by the occupiers’ bodies, to write special “statement of renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship” as the necessary condition to get to the peninsula to their homes. As not all individuals complained about such coercion after crossing the administrative border – such new trend seems to become widespread.

International organizations and human rights defenders should not go unnoticed on such new form of human rights oppression and violations of the citizenship guarantees and freedom of movement done by the Russian de-facto administration

At the same time, Ukraine does not and will not recognize the applications for renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship submitted by persons to foreign officials, also as to the representatives of the Russian occupation administration in Crimea.