Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov
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The Kremlin said that the official recognition of the passports of the LC and the DNI was not. Individual companies will accept documents as proof of identity “for humanitarian reasons”
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the passports issued by the authorities of the DPR and LPR, Russia has not received official recognition, the correspondent of RBC. Documents could be considered “humanitarian grounds” as separate companies and bodies.
“This is not an official recognition of passports. We are talking about the individual decisions that could be taken by municipal bodies, local authorities, and various companies based solely on humanitarian considerations, guided by the necessity of humanitarian aid to the people who live in areas of Donbass, which are known to be under strict embargo from the Ukraine”, — said Peskov reporters on the issue of recognition of documents of the Russian companies.
Investigation RBC: as Russia recognized the passports of DNR and LNR
As noted by the press Secretary, the Ukrainian authorities are not engaged in “social and legal support” of the residents of Donbass, in particular the passport software. People who use the passports of DNR and LC, acting Ukrainian passport “deteriorating,” and the opportunity to obtain any additional documents they have. “Based on the humanitarian considerations, such a situation is indeed possible,” said Peskov.
He stressed that Russia does not officially recognize the passport. “No, no confession was not” — said Peskov.
Previously RBC investigation showed that in Russia passports of the DNI and the LC can use the services of Russian Railways, airlines and hotels. A source in the Executive branch also explained the recognition of passports on “humanitarian grounds”. A source in diplomatic circles said there was informal agreement between the Russian authorities and representatives of the DNR and LC.