Certain consulates of Schengen countries consciously refuse to issue the Ukrainians multivisa, said the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, writes.
What consulates are being, Klimkin did not elaborate, but assured that the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine exerts pressure on them, demanding to return to business as usual.
"Ukrainian truth" leads the statistics, according to which during the past year, 16 of the 22 countries of the Schengen area became more often to refuse to issue visas to Ukrainians. For example, Switzerland and Finland began to deny visas to three times more often, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Sweden - almost twice. Belgium increased the number of refusals to 9, 5% of the total number of references.
according to the Ukrainian newspaper " Vesti ", consulates also require applicants documents from the so-called optional list: paper on real estate or car. In addition, meticulously verified the authenticity of the documents about the level of income and place of work.
As reported by " Ukrainian truth ", the consuls of the countries of the Schengen zone explaining this situation to fears that the Ukrainians will use a tourist visa and ask for asylum.
the journal emphasizes that the Russians Schengen visa issue still willing: the failure rate is no more than 1%, and multiple-entry visas are issued in 60% of cases.