EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer said that Russian passports issued in Crimea will not be accepted when applying for a Schengen visa. The inhabitants of the Peninsula can be obtained at the consulates of EU countries in Ukraine. It is reported by "Interfax".
According to him, the EU does not recognize the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia.
"This means that Russian passports issued in Crimea, the Russian authorities after the annexation, not recognised and not accepted when applying for a Schengen visa", – said Ederer.
So, for Schengen the inhabitants of the Crimea requires a passport, issued by Russia before the annexation, a Ukrainian passport. At the same time to apply for visas to Crimeans only necessary in the EU consulates in Ukraine, not in Russia.
The Ambassador reminded that for inhabitants of the Crimea with the Ukrainian biometric passport, the visa-free regime with the European Union in 2017.