Zelensky orders Shmyhal to consider introducing visas for Russians

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has supported the need to strengthen the regime of control over the entry of Russian citizens into Ukraine and instructed Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to consider the introduction of visas for Russians.

The head of state said this in his response to the electronic petition No. 22/134744-ep, which received the required number of signatures for consideration, Ukrinform reports.

“Against the background of full-scale Russian aggression, the issue raised is important and urgent, so I support the need to strengthen the regime of control over the entry of Russian citizens into Ukraine. Taking into account what was stated, a respective letter was sent to Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal with a request to work out the issue,” Zelensky said.

The petition was registered on February 11. Its author is Mykyta Viktorovych Mazura. The document referred to the need to “introduce a visa regime for Russian citizens trying to enter the territory of Ukraine.”

Ukraine severed diplomatic relations with Russia after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine began on February 24.

Photo: President’s Office


Source: Zelensky orders Shmyhal to consider introducing visas for Russians

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