Biometric passports and the application form in Ukrainian. Kommersant learned about the new rules of entry of Russians in Ukraine
Soon Ukraine will change the order of entry for citizens of Russia.
This is with reference to own sources in the government and in the Verkhovna Rada, writes “Kommersant”.
Under the new rules, the entry on the territory of Ukraine for citizens of Russia will be possible only for biometric passports.
Besides, every Russian should be completed in Ukrainian or English in the electronic form on the website of the MFA of Ukraine.
“The questionnaire is a citizen of Russia should provide information about itself, in particular, profession and place of work, as well as the exact purpose of the trip and the settlements, which he plans to visit,” – said the source.
It is also noted that in the future to tell us about his arrival for a month, except in cases of emergency, such as illness or death of a relative.
According to preliminary data, the decision to change the visa regime to be adopted by the government in the near future, perhaps even by September 1.
“The main reason why Kiev decided not to introduce a visa regime – concerns for the Ukrainian citizens who remained in the Crimea. If we cancelled the agreement on visa-free regime with Russia, these people would lose the ability to move freely in our country,” – said in turn Deputy Minister of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons Yury Grymchak.
We will remind, Ukraine plans to introduce biometric controls for citizens of other countries who cross the Ukrainian border. The decision was taken at a meeting of the national security Council, said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
“We should remove all biometric data, including fingerprints and a digital photograph. This will greatly enhance the possibilities to combat terrorism,” he said.
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