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Ukraine bans entry for Russian citizens on internal documents from March 1

February 03, 2015, 13:50 UTC+3
Since next month, Russian citizens will be only allowed to enter Ukraine using their foreign passports
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KIEV, February 3. /TASS/. Ukraine’s cabinet of ministers announced on Tuesday Kiev will introduce a ban on entering the country on internal documents for Russian citizens starting March 1.

Since next month, Russian citizens will be only allowed to enter Ukraine using their foreign passports.  Besides, holders of diplomatic and service passports, as well as seaman's identity cards and flight certificates, will be allowed into the country.

Ukraine also bans Russian children under 14 from travelling to the country on birth certificates, which was earlier allowed under a 1997 bilateral agreement on visa-free trips. The relevant decision was published on the website of Ukraine’s government on Tuesday.

The decision was published on the website of Ukraine’s government on Tuesday.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk instructed migration and border services to place under control the term of stay for Russian citizens in the country. "I instructed Ukrainian state-run migration and border services to put under control the term of stay for Russian citizens arriving in Ukraine," the republican government said in comments on its resolution. "Ukrainian security service obtains additional data on the number and names of Russian citizens who are crossing the border," the government resolution runs.

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