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Ukraine bans entry for male Russians aged from 16 to 60

The exception can take place in the humanitarian purposes
11:19, 30 November 2018

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Ukraine has banned the entry to its territory for the male citizens of Russia in the age from 16 up to 60. Petro Tsyhikal, the Head of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine made such statement as 112 Ukraine reported.

“The enhanced control measures act at the checkpoint. As for today, the entry of the foreigner, first of all for the male citizens of Russia, is restricted. The preventing from entering of the Russians in the age from 16 up to 60 takes place. Concerning the citizens of Ukraine, there are no restrictions. In the case of the situation of the humanitarian character, the pass of the Russian citizens who come for the burial or any other humanitarian purpose, we allow them to enter Ukraine,” he said.

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Poroshenko proposed to tighten the rules of the registration in Ukraine for the Russians.

“Thus, the male citizens from 16 up to 60-year-old, the proper restrictions are applied, except for the humanitarian case, which will be specified in the instruction. I would tighten the demands for the registration for the Russians, especially in the regions, where martial law is imposed. I ask to submit the offers for my approval during 24 hours,” the president said.

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Earlier it was reported that only citizens of Ukraine will be able to get to annexed Crimea through the administrative border in Kherson region.

As we reported earlier, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.   

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Given the tough situation in the area of Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov, President Petro Poroshenko supported the offer of Ukraine's national security and defense council; it stipulates that the Ukrainian Parliament should consider the option to impose the martial law in Ukraine.

On November 28, the Uriadovy Kurier, the official outlet of the Ukrainian Cabinet, published the presidential decree No.392, which activates the decision of the National Security and Defense Council in Ukraine about the 30-days-long martial law in Ukraine. 

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