Lithuanian court refuses to recognize divorce certificate from Crimea

  • 2020-03-09
  • BNS/TBT Staff
VILNIUS – The Court of Appeal of Lithuania has refused to recognize a divorce certificate issued in the Russia-annexed region of Crimea. The court ruled that the documents confirmed by the Russian authorities in Crimea and Sevastopol "have no legal effect in Lithuania and cannot be legalized". In the ruling issued in late February, Judge Danguole Martinaviciene said Crimea's annexation took place in violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity and international law. The female defendant whose identity is not di...
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