Today, on 25 November 2020 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted amendments to the Regulation №367 on the issue of entry/exit to/from the temporary occupied territory of Ukraine

The Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea reiterates that all the checkpoints work as usual with the only requirement to install addition “Diy vdoma” to undergo self-isolation. The Regulation amendments cover the humanitarian grounds for crossing the administrative boundary line and establishment of such grounds by the relevant regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in case of the check points closure.

The instruction for usage of the addition “Diy vdoma” is available at the link:

https://www.facebook.com/ppu.gov.ua/posts/1397155370672877

The Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea welcomes the Regulation and thanks the Ministry on reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine for cooperation in development of the draft regulation together with our experts’ team, including the State border guard service of Ukraine. 

In case of restrictions, the State border guard service of Ukraine will inform the Mission daily on the number of persons and vehicles, crossed the check points on humanitarian grounds 

In case of temporarily cessation of work by the check points the individuals can cross the administrative boundary line on humanitarian grounds, which include:

  • family reunification, particularly in case of joint travel of family members, if there is reason to cross the check point for at least one family member – other family members are also allowed crossing. Parents (or one of the parents) whose children are staying in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine or other territory of Ukraine separate from parents (or one of the parents) are allowed crossing the checkpoints; 
  •  return to one’s place of residence of the citizens of Ukraine and members of their families whose place of residence is registered in accordance with the procedure established by law in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, including their vehicles, cargo and other property;
  • return to one’s place of residence of the citizens of Ukraine and members of their families whose place of residence is registered in accordance with the procedure established by law in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea or de facto residence according to the IDPs’ certificate is outside AR of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol including their vehicles, cargo and other property 
  •  serious illness of relatives or their death;
  • the need of medicines or to receive treatment for serious or chronic illnesses (in particular insulin-dependent diabetes, oncological diseases, need for antiretroviral, anti-tuberculosis therapy;
  • departure from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine of a person with documents confirming the right of permanent or temporary residence in another State;
  • crossing of the check point by a child under the age of 16, accompanied by one of the parents (adoptive parents), guardians or other legal representatives, for the purpose of issuing ID-cards and confirming Ukrainian citizenship;
  • crossing of the check by the individuals with the purpose to study at the educational establishment, professional and practical study, external independent assessment, graduate exams, entrance exams, getting of graduate certificates etc. 
  • protection of national interests or in connection with the fulfilment of international obligations by representatives of foreign diplomatic missions and consular posts and missions of international organizations in Ukraine (including their vehicles, cargo and other property;
  • inheritance or other cases when there are urgent reasons for the person to pass the check point in any direction without delay on humanitarian grounds or in order to prevent the person’s life threats or health and / or the violation of his rights (in particular in case of political persecution of a person against the TBT of Ukraine)..
  • Humanitarian grounds, wherever possible, should be documented
  • If you have any questions please contact the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea via mobile Viber and WhatsApp +380675476575

Other contacts:

  • at the address : 42 Ushakov Avenue, Kherson
  • by calling the toll-free hotline: 0 800 502 192
  • hot-line: 0 800 502 192
  • Skype: ark predstavnictvo
  • email: zvernennia@ppu.gov.ua

On 24 November 2020 the permanent Representative of the president of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea met with the UN Resident Office Coordinator in Ukraine Osnat Lubrani and Head of the UN Human Rights MM Matilda Bogner

At the meeting, Anton Korynevych focused on interaction with UN agencies, particularly the involvement its mechanisms to response the situation with human rights violations. In addition, it was stressed on improving a new updated resolution “Situation with Human Rights in the AR of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)”. 

“On 24 November 2020 the permanent Representative of the president of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea met with the UN Resident Office Coordinator in Ukraine Osnat Lubrani and Head of the UN Human Rights MM Matilda Bogner”


On 24 November 2020 at the discussion on reintegration, held within the Forum “Dialogues about reforms: on the road to Vilnus”, the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Anton Korynevych paid attention to the transitional justice, as an important element of reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories and returning them to the Ukrainian cultural and political environment.

 “Integration of the transitional justice elements into Ukrainian legislation is not only of world’s practice of transition from war to peace without which no active phase of the armed conflict has ended, but also a pointer to the authorities on how to proceed during a difficult period on the road to peace and the protection of war victims. De-occupation and reintegration are not only peaceful agreements. It is consequent humanitarian, economic and cultural policy related to our territories and citizens. We can make the road of Ukraine to peace systemic and irreversible by introducing the transitional justice elements in order to protect the victim’s rights and to prevent the recurrence of violations of our territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty”, the Permanent Representative of the president of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Anton Korynevych noted.


United Resident Coordinator Office in Ukraine and UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission have published an informational note calling on the RF authorities in Crimea to adhere the rights of Crimean residents to affordable housing in order the access to social housing meets the non-discrimination principle

After a wide-scale illegal “nationalization” of Ukrainian state, municipal and private property in the temporarily occupied Crimea, the occupying authorities of the Russian Federation in 2016 initiated a retrospective inspection of the legality of social and other state housing, allocated to the residents of Crimea before the beginning of occupation. 

“United Resident Coordinator Office in Ukraine and UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission have published an informational note calling on the RF authorities in Crimea to adhere the rights of Crimean residents to affordable housing in order the access to social housing meets the non-discrimination principle”


The Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea recalls on mechanisms to counteract the illegal seizure of land parcels, owned by the Ukrainian Crimeans

 “Everyone, whose property was expropriated and taken in the temporarily occupied territory, is considered to be a victim of the armed conflict. Nowadays, Ukraine must create efficient procedures to restore property documents, develop legal norms of returning illegally seized property during the occupation to their owners. And the third, undoubtedly, record-keeping systems should be set up to account for what property is damaged, destroyed or unlawfully ruined”, the First Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Darya Svyrydova pointed out.

More detailed information on how to protect the right to land property in the temporarily occupied Crimea is available at the link ⤵️


Today Ukraine commemorates the 7th anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity

Euromaidan protests brought together millions of people around the country for three months.  The idea of our state’s future was crystalized by participants of the Revolution of Dignity.

The team of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea congratulates all Ukrainians on this  distinguished date. We are confident that struggle for sovereign, independent European Ukraine will be won and we will march flying Ukrainian flags in the streets of Simferepol like in 2013. 

We remember those who lost their lives for our freedom!


The Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych a speaker participates in the round table discussion: “Transitional Justice mechanisms and educational practices as post conflict instruments”

 “The introduction of Transitional Justice elements should be seen first of all as the introduction of a policy of restoring human rights and justice and restoring the rights of the victims of armed aggression. Such action is an important component of our country’s reintegration policy, in which not only content but also continued communication with different audiences, including people living under occupation today is an important element. Ukraine has its own peculiarities in the introduction of a policy of justice, as there is an international armed conflict which continues”, the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine  in the AR of Crimea Anton Korynevych pointed out during the discussion.

“The Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych a speaker participates in the round table discussion: “Transitional Justice mechanisms and educational practices as post conflict instruments””


On 19 November 2020 the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea participated at the 13th virtual session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues (Geneva), highlighting “Incitement to hatred by social media against Crimean Tatars, ethnic Ukrainians and religious minorities by the occupying authorities in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol

Aggressive policy, provided by Kremlin to incite hatred on ethnic and religious grounds. In order to put an end to human rights violations in Crimea, of course, it was necessary to de-occupy the territory and return it under the control of Ukraine. It includes maintaining and increasing sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation and facilitating access by international monitoring mechanisms to the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimean peninsula”, Anton Korynevych stated.


The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly supported the draft strengthened resolution «The human rights situation in the Crimea and Sevastopol, Ukraine» (A / C.3 / 75 / L.32)

The Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea welcomes the adoption of a draft resolution by the General Assembly committee. This document is an important instrument that Ukraine and its partners in the international arena are actively using. The Mission team appreciates all involved in this important result, especially the work of Dmytro Kuleba, Emine Dzheppar Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine / MFA of Ukraine, Sergíy Kyslytsya Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN / Perm Mission of Ukraine to the UN.

“The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly supported the draft strengthened resolution «The human rights situation in the Crimea and Sevastopol, Ukraine» (A / C.3 / 75 / L.32)”