In Lithuania again refused to let the citizen of the Russian Federation because of a typo in your passport – this time the Russian was Odessa region
Lithuanian Consulate once again faced with the “typo” in the Russian passport, which the citizen of the Russian Federation was denied consular services. This time in the document in the column “place of birth” meant “Odessa oblast/Russia”. Lithuanian diplomats expressed hope that the Russian authorities will explain this misunderstanding, as reported by the portal DELFI.
“Now it is difficult to interpret what this might mean, let’s call it a lot of magical coincidences, and all of them are somehow connected with Ukraine. Maybe what is in the mind, and appears in the documents, can make such assumptions,” said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, currently in Ukraine.
According to the head of the foreign Ministry of Lithuania, all can be attributed to errors or omissions, but all coincidences “seem, to put it mildly, strange” associated with one country, against which the aggression. Linkevicius suggested that Russia will again explain the situation a mistake.
“In such cases suffer the owners of these passports, they had nothing to do with, but perhaps they should be interested in what documents they hold. The errors are different, but it is very strange that they recently linked to by one state against which is aggression. Such errors are expected not only comic, but also tragicomic form,” said Linkevicius.
On the official website of the Lithuanian foreign Ministry on Twitter had posted a message and photo of the passport on which the name and some other data of an unknown citizen of the Russian Federation of the retouch.
LTU consular service received one more “magic Russian passport”: 15/02/2011 Odessa/Russia..Just a mistake? #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/xqYqngbKZY
— LT MFA STRATCOM (@LT_MFA_Stratcom) August 13, 2015
Last Wednesday in the Lithuanian Consulate occurred a similar case. Then the reason for the denial of consular services to the citizen of the Russian Federation was marked “place of birth” on his passport: there it was stated that “the Republic of Crimea/Russia”. In Lithuania stressed that the holders of such documents will not be let into the country, which considers the Peninsula part of Ukraine.
Journalists portal DELFI has drawn attention to the fact that the document States passport issue date – 24 December 2013 and year of birth – 2012. Only in March 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the laws on admitting Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation. The annexation of Crimea to Russia took less than a week if counting from March 17, when the results of the conducted on the Peninsula of the referendum, Putin signed a decree “On the recognition of the Republic of Crimea”.
Accordingly, the authorities of Lithuania, the document is marked “Crimea/Russia”, dated December 2013, has caused great suspicion. Article portal DELFI, on this subject, was published under the title: “Can the passport issued to a citizen of Russia, to issue the plans of Russia on the accession of Crimea?”