Supreme representative of EU on issues of Foreign Policy and Security Policy, Katrin Eshton and Euro commissar on issues of expansion and European Neighborhood Policy, Stefan Fule – EU “is deeply anxious about news that a man from Russia (Ingush Republic) being recognized as a refugee in accordance with International rights was extradited from Ukraine on August 15”.
It was said about in a common statement of press-secretaries of supreme representatives of European Union.
“They entirely support conclusion of UNO Refugee Agency that this case testifies about violation of obligations to keep the principle of inadmissibility of compulsory return” – it is said in the statement. In view of this, Eshton and Fule mark that plan of action on liberalization of visa regimen in the frames of visa dialogue between EU and Ukraine includes a series of Kyiv’s obligations concerning legislation adoption on asylum in accordance with international ad European standards as well as human rights protection seeking asylum and refugees.
“The fact is worth to be regretted that in this case Ukraine apparently does not respect these obligations in spite of repeated and clear requests, which were expressed during the last weeks by UNO Refugee Agency and EU” – it is mentioned in the statement.