Residents of occupied Crimea who want to leave the peninsula must obtain permission from the Russian military commissariat at their place of residence.
“A citizen must apply to the military commissariat, write a statement or submit a relevant document. Then the military commissariat will consider and give permission to leave, if there are circumstances for this. For example, there is a need to leave for work, study or treatment,” said the so-called “chief Viktor Fesenko of the Russian Service for Mobilization and Territorial Defense of Crimea.
He added that if it is impossible to find a person to serve the summons, he will be contacted by phone.
“There is a citizen’s mobile phone, on which he can be called. After the call, the citizen is obliged to come to the Military Commissariat and find out the essence of the call,” said Fesenko.
At the same time, on September 22, Oleg Kryuchkov, an adviser to the Russian president of Crimea, stated with reference to Fesenko that “leaving Crimea is not prohibited.”