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 Belarusian Interior Ministry says documents issued by "DPR"/"LPR” invalid in Belarus

The Belarusian authorities have no intention to recognize the "documents" issued to the residents of the occupied Donbas by the "DPR"/"LPR” terrorist organizations.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus.

"The Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics are unrecognized territorial entities, which, in turn, makes the documents issued by the relevant "DPR"/"LPR" bodies invalid on the territory of the Republic of Belarus," the agency said.

Read more: Ukraine condemns Putin's decree on recognition of 'DPR' and 'LPR' documents, - Foreign Ministry of Ukraine

"However, the vast majority of citizens being in possession of such documents fall under the presidential decree No. 420 "On the stay of Ukrainian citizens in the Republic of Belarus" of Aug. 30, 2014. They are also exempted from submitting certain documents necessary to get permission to stay in the Republic of Belarus. Therefore, the law enforcers will be identifying persons entering the Republic of Belarus from the Russian Federation using travel IDs issued in the "DPR"/"LPR". After the identification, a decision regarding a person's further stay in the Republic of Belarus will be taken on a case-by-case basis depending on the circumstances," the Interior Ministry added.

Read more: Putin's decision to recognize passports of 'DPR' and 'LPR' is another evidence of Russian occupation, - Poroshenko

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on recognition of "passports" and other "documents" issued to the residents of the occupied Donbas by the "DPR"/"LPR" terrorist organizations.
 
 
 
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