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Russian Citizens Will Need Visa To Enter Ukraine Henceforth

Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that from Friday, July 1, Russian citizens will require a visa to enter Ukraine.

The president made the decision to end the decade-long visa-free regime that facilitated travel across borders for citizens of both, following a petition from a Ukrainian citizen.

Recall that Previously, Russian citizens did not need visas to enter Ukraine. Also, they were allowed to stay for less than 90 days in the 180-day period from the date of the first entry.

According to Zelensky, he supported the introduction of stricter controls for the entry of Russia citizens following Russia’s invasion.

Zelensky added that the country has decided to end visa-free travel for Russian citizens due to the “unprecedented threats to the national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity” of Ukraine.


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