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Border guards report how many Russians received Ukrainian visas in a year

Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 18:10
Border guards report how many Russians received Ukrainian visas in a year
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Since Ukraine introduced a visa requirement for Russians, that is, since July 2022, over 50 visas have been issued to Russian citizens, but not all of them have used them.

Source: Andrii Demchenko, spokesperson for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, during the national joint 24/7 newscast

Quote: "During the whole period of the visa regime with Russia, Russian citizens, according to the information available to me, have received just over 50 visas, mainly with the goal of reuniting families.

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But during this time, not everyone has used these visas, because almost 45 Russian citizens who had visas crossed the border to enter Ukraine… These were mainly women and children."

Background: The Ukrainian government’s decision to stop visa-free travel for Russians came into force on 1 July 2022.

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