Kiev Sunday introduces a ban on the entry of citizens of Russia on the space of Ukraine for Russian passports and birth certificates (for children up to 14 years).
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the opinion on the change of the procedure of border crossing for residents of the Russian Federation on 30 January. Kiev accuses the Russian Federation in support of the militias, the military conflict in the Donbass and hoped that the tightening of the rules for crossing the state border for citizens of Russia will give the opportunity to strengthen national security state.
The Russian authorities told us that regret on the decision of the Ukrainian government, however, assured that he will not take retaliatory ban for Residents of Ukraine.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine imposed a ban on travel to the Ukraine in passports of Citizens of the Russian Federation by registering changes in the agreement between the governments of Ukraine and Russia on visa-free trips of Citizens 2 States from 1997.
anee, according to this document, the citizens of Ukraine and Russia could go to a neighboring state as a result of passport and internal passports.
In its decision, the Government of Ukraine has reduced the list of documents, which the citizens have the opportunity to visit the country, robbing it of the internal passport and birth certificate for children under 14 years old. Now Russian citizens will be able to get to Ukraine due to passports, diplomatic passports, service passports, passports, seaman's certificate of entry (return) in the Russian Federation (only to return to Russia), flight certificate, a crew member of an aircraft.
It also determined that the Russians, who before March 1, arrived at the site of Ukraine, leave because of the documents on which they entered.
In addition, on behalf of the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine fulfills the issue of recording changes in the agreement between the Russian Federation and Ukraine on cross-border movement. Because this document residents of border regions of Russia and Ukraine have the opportunity to cross the state border in a simplified manner in the local checkpoints due to internal passports and be within neighbouring countries in the region, in which they drove through the local checkpoint.
Now the Ukrainian Government is considering the introduction of the order in which the residents of border regions of the Russian Federation will be able to cross the Ukrainian-Russian state border only in interstate and international border crossing points due to a passport, and also the possibility of limits on the duration of their stay in Ukraine up to 90 days within 180 days from the date of first entry.
in the case of the adoption of these changes, the citizens living on the border line with Ukraine, which usually have close contacts with the neighbouring country, as in the border regions of Ukraine live their relatives and friends, will face additional challenges When crossing borders.
The Ukrainian government has tried to shift the responsibility for the decision to tighten the rules on crossing the border for citizens of Russia for the Russian Authorities.
"I remember, centuries Putin was asked to go to the crossing of the state border only on foreign passports. Well, We his request was heard. Now it is necessary that the Russian citizens, as requested by the centuries Putin has used the passport. This will give us the opportunity to significantly strengthen supervision, and This will give us the opportunity to provide substantially the desire of the state security of Ukraine ", - said Yatsenyuk, explaining the government's decision.
the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century called the explanation of Kiev wrong." It is not true - that said Yatsenyuk. We really go with most of the CIS member States on mutual travel on foreign passports, While maintaining a visa-free regime, but about Ukraine, given the fact of the fall, which is within this state at the present time broke out, We have plans to make an exception, " said Lavrov words Yatsenyuk.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation spoke with an official statement in which he said that he regretted the decision of Kyiv, which complicates the entry of the Russians on the space of Ukraine. While the Russian foreign Ministry stressed that the government of the Russian Federation does not want to impose retaliatory ban for Residents of Ukraine.
"Nothing but regret this decision of the Kyiv cannot provoke, as a result of such actions of the Ukrainian side will greatly complicated by the contacts between millions of people in 2 countries, and related cross-border ties. We, on the contrary, on the basis of humanitarian considerations, we consider it important to preserve the order of crossing the border, " said the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.