Ukraine Introduces Visa Requirement for Russian Citizens

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Ukraine will introduce a visa regime for Russian citizens as of July 1, according to the country's president on Friday.

"As part of countering unprecedented threats to national security, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of our state, I suggested that the Cabinet of Ministers consider revising the regime of entry of Russian citizens into Ukraine," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Telegram.

Zelenskyy said the Ukraine's Cabinet would come up with the decision on Friday.

"And today 'the Cabinet of Ministers must make this important decision - the resolution 'On the termination of the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation on visa-free travel for citizens of Ukraine and the Russian Federation and the application of some international agreements between Ukraine and the Russian Federation'," he added.

More than 4,500 civilians have been killed and 5,585 injured in Ukraine since Russia began its war began Feb. 24, with the true toll believed to be much higher, according to the latest UN estimates.

Over 14 million people have been forced to flee their homes, including more than 7.7 million that have fled to other countries, according to UN figures.

Source: AA

 

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