The European Union has recognized the Crimea part of Russia
Despite the fact that the actual European Union categorically asserted that he does not want to recognize the Crimea part of the Russian Federation, some powers have decided to stop arguing with impartial facts of reality. For example, some States have begun to issue Schengen visas to the inhabitants of the Crimea with Russian passports.
A number of EU States without excessive noise and loud statements began to issue Schengen visas to the inhabitants of the Crimea with Russian passports. To receive the documents, however, is possible only in the Metropolitan offices of visa application centres.
First decided to begin issuing visas to Russian citizens, registered in the Crimea, decided Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. This is at odds with the resounding declarations of the European Union, which sounded earlier. As a result, this small step can lead to the fact that the EU irrevocably cease to argue with the existing picture of the world and finally approves the fact that Crimea is part of the Russian Federation.
"Actually, there were many problems in connection with the issuance of visas to people living in the Crimea. Sounded too categorical statements from governors of the European States that Crimeans visa will not be issued" - quoted by the national news service of the acting head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov. However time has changed and the attitude of politicians to the Crimea.
"We see that after only 8 months after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, the Crimean began to issue the Schengen visa. And it is a sign of how changing attitude to the Crimea, and, accordingly, the European powers began to perceive the Crimea as part of Russia", - said Oleg Safonov. Recognition was accomplished in working order - without deafening press conferences and gala dinners in this part, some of the powers of the European Union just corrected the procedure for issuing their own visas. At the moment at the visa application centres Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic statement prescribed in the Crimea natives of Russia to issue Schengen visas are considered and in General satisfied with the procedure and within the stipulated time from 3 days to 2 weeks.