Moskalkova said about the violation of the rights of Crimeans to travel

© RIA Novosti / Anton to Deniability in fotoballoon on human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova. Archival photoMoskalkova said about the violation of the rights of Crimeans to travel© RIA Novosti / Anton to Danilovmarat the image Bank

The ban on issuing visas to residents of Crimea is absurd and violates the rights of citizens to free movement, told journalists in Sevastopol the Plenipotentiary on human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova.

«This is a flagrant violation of world law, associated with the violation of the right to free movement of citizens,» — said Moskalkova a ban on issuing visas to the countries of the West the inhabitants of the Crimea.

The Ombudsman also reported that he had repeatedly discussed this issue with international organizations. «Two days ago I raised this issue at the meeting with the Swedish Ambassador. Unfortunately, I have not heard of understanding. The Swedish Ambassador expressed the view that «annexation of Crimea» does not allow them to go to give visas to citizens. I think this statement is ridiculous, because citizens may not be affected in their rights for political evaluation of the actions,» — said Moskalkova.

She added that a hypothetical question about how it will take into account the opinion of Crimeans in the event of a return Peninsula in the Ukraine, she also received no response. «Questions of democracy and democracy here we have a double standard,» she said.

The Ombudsman added that he will raise the issue of banning the issuance of visas to the UN and the Council of Europe.

Informed the Austrian authorities refused to grant visas to the three Crimean journalists for legal reasons because of the «lack of territorial jurisdiction.» Crimean scientists are faced with the problem of obtaining visas for travel to scientific conferences in Western countries.

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