There is no limit to cynicism: Putin introduces "visa-free regime" with Ukraine
The President of the aggressor country of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has signed a cynical decree on "visa-free travel" for Ukrainian citizens. According to the document, the dictator allowed Ukrainians to enter Russia on domestic passports, including those that have expired.
Putin's decree, dated September 29, 2023, was published by Russian media. It comes into force on the day it is signed.
According to the decree, Ukrainians can enter the Russian Federation on domestic, foreign, diplomatic, service passports, and sailor/aircraft crew identification cards, even if such documents have expired.
The dictator also allowed Ukrainians without valid documents to travel from Russia via land to "neighboring states" as an exception.
If a citizen of Ukraine enters with a child, a birth certificate or passport of the legal representative with information about the minor will be required.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, on July 1, 2022, Ukraine introduced a visa regime with Russia. Citizens of the aggressor country need a special permit to enter the territory of the Ukrainian state.
Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy supported the petition to introduce visas for Russians and instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to work on this issue.