Russia’s recognition of passports to separate areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO) contradicts the Minsk agreements and such documents will not be recognized in the European Union.
"The decree is not consistent with the spirit of the Minsk agreements," said the EU Delegation to Ukraine in response to a request made by Interfax-Ukraine to comment on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to recognize the documents as legitimate.
The Delegation noted that the EU remains steadfast in its support of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and unity of Ukraine, as well as full implementation of the Minsk agreements. They stressed that "travel documents issued by the so-called DPR/LPR are not recognized by the European Union."
The issue of recognizing ORDLO documents was discussed by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini during a meeting in Munich with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov.