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Ukraine restricts entry of foreigners and stateless persons to occupied Donbas

Previously, the limits were introduced for traveling to Crimea and from Russia to Ukraine
17:21, 30 November 2018
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Ukraine limits access to the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions for foreigners and stateless persons due to the introduction of martial law in ten regions. Commander of the Joint Forces Operation Serhiy Nayev adopted the relevant decision, reports the press office of the JFO on Facebook.

The headquarters specified that the right for crossing the boundary line to be available for representatives of official monitoring missions of the UN, OSCE and the mission of the Red Cross.

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Regarding other foreigners, the decision on entering the occupied territories will be taken if an individual has documents proving his permanent residency there or the need to cross the boundary line for humanitarian purposes (funeral, relatives’ serious illness etc.).

‘Units of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, who are in the personnel of the Joint Forces Operation, are on full alert. All entry-exit checkpoint keep working in normal mode. If the situation exacerbates within the road corridors, the border units are ready for actions and fulfilling missions set by the leadership of the Joint Forces. Any amendments in the work of entry-exit checkpoints will be reported immediately on the Facebook page of the Joint Forces,’ reads the message.

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Earlier, such restrictions were set at the administration line in Kherson region and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Besides, it became known today that Ukraine won’t allow Russian men aged from 16 and 60 to enter its territory. President Petro Poroshenko commissioned to increase requirements for registering Russians in the regions, where martial law is introduced.

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