On the very same day, the country's foreign ministry suggested that visa requirements be introduced for Russian nationals travelling to Ukraine" />

Ukraine receives EU visa waiver

On the very same day, the country's foreign ministry suggested that visa requirements be introduced for Russian nationals travelling to Ukraine

On 11 June, the visa-free regime for Ukraine came into force. More than 20 000 took advantage of it on the first day.

The Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, addressing those at a special ceremony, called the day historic and quoted a classic of the Russian literature, Mikhail Lermontov: “Farewell! Unwashed, indigent Russia – the land of slaves, the state of lords…”

On the same day, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry proposed letting Russian citizens into the country only with biometric passports, introducing a visa regime for them and obligatory migration registration.

Previously, the Russian authorities promised a symmetrical reaction in the event that visas are introduced for Russians, which may affect millions of Ukrainians working in Russia.


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