Ukraine will introduce a visa regime for Russian citizens from July 1

Ukraine will introduce a visa regime for Russian citizens from July 1

Ukraine will introduce a visa regime for Russian citizens from July 1

Ukrainian police are on duty outside the Russian embassy in Kyiv, February 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)   Ukraine from July 1 will introduce a visa regime for citizens of Russia

Ukraine from July 1 will introduce a visa regime for citizens of Russia. The corresponding resolution on Friday must be approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of the country. This was announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

According to Zelensky, Kyiv took such a step “as part of countering unprecedented threats to national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity.” of the state.

Previously, Russians enjoyed the right to visa-free entry to the territory of Ukraine and could stay in the country for up to 90 days.

On February 24, Ukraine severed diplomatic relations with Russia, all Ukrainian diplomats left the country. It has not yet been announced which diplomatic departments will issue visas.

The petition for the introduction of a visa regime with Russia, published on February 11 on the page for consideration of petitions on the official website of the President of Ukraine, gained more than 25,000 votes required for consideration.