As reported by Censor.NET citing TSN, bypassing Ukrainian legislation and international agreements, the Russians issue documents for housing located in the territory controlled by the 'LPR' and 'DPR' terrorists.
Halyna, a migrant from Luhansk, helped reporters expose this fraud. Seeking to sell her apartment located in the occupied territory, the woman requested realtors' assistance several times, but they sent her to the Russian consulate, whose employees allegedly issued power of attorneys valid on the terrorists-held territory. The journalists were sent off just at the entrance to the diplomatic facility being explained that even to obtain a simple power of attorney, it was necessary to book an appointment in the Russian consulate beforehand, wait for about a month until the diplomatic mission employees verify the personal data, and only then attend the consulate following a call. The service costs about a thousand hryvnia (around $37) while no papers required to confirm the ownership of the apartment. The only thing needed is the owner's passport and passport details of the person whom the power of attorney is issued for.
Halyna managed to film the meeting in the diplomatic facility on her cell phone. Obviously, this is not an isolated case as the woman was preceded by a man who sought to issue a power of attorney for the sale of housing in Donetsk. The embassy employee offered Halyna to terminate her registration in her Luhansk apartment right away. She paid the consulate 970 hryvnia for issuing the power of attorney and was assured that the document was valid in Luhansk. Soon after, the journalists obtained the power of attorney certified by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kyiv. It is clearly seen that the paper has been issued by the Russian Federation to a Ukrainian who transfers ownership of an apartment in Luhansk, the city which does not belong to Ukraine under this power of attorney, to another Ukrainian national.
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry was stunned by this fact. The diplomats say that the Russians have violated several articles of the Vienna Convention at once including non-compliance with the legislation of the host country and interference in the internal affairs of the host country: "This is completely unacceptable. This once again confirms temporary occupation of these territories by Russia," said Vasyl Kyrylych, the head of Ukrainian consular services department.
The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine warns that the deals made in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone on the basis of such documents will not be recognized by the Ukrainian law.